The former mayor of Yekaterinburg was detained in his own apartment on a criminal case of discrediting the army, in which he could face up to five years in prison. According to Mash, the policy is currently being taken to court
The former mayor of Yekaterinburg, Yevgeny Roizman, was detained in a criminal case on discrediting the army. About this TASS and RIA Novosti reported in the emergency services of the region.
“Roizman was detained in the morning, the security forces came to his house. A criminal case has been initiated against him for discrediting the Russian army, — said the interlocutor of TASS.
Roizman's lawyer, Yulia Fedotova, told the agency that she could not confirm the information, as she herself learned about the detention from journalists. “I myself learned from journalists, I don’t know. I need to at least find out,— she explained.
The maximum penalty under Article 280.3 (“Public dissemination of knowingly false information about the use of the Russian armed forces”) provides for up to five years in prison.
Telegram channel Mash previously published footage of the detention of the ex-mayor in his apartment. The video shows how about a dozen armed police officers run into the house where Roizman lives, go up to the desired floor and, after he opened the door, read the suspicion. Mash clarified that the policy is currently being taken to court.
In early March, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law criminalizing fakes about the actions of the Russian military as part of special operations and calls for anti-Russian sanctions. Several new articles appeared in the Criminal Code. First— Art. 207.3 (public dissemination of deliberately false information about the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation). According to it, as a punishment, either a fine of up to 1.5 & ndash; 5 million rubles, or up to 3 & ndash; 15 years in prison can be imposed.
Second— Art. 280.3 (public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in order to protect the interests of Russia and its citizens, to maintain international peace and security). Punishment for it provides for a fine of 30 thousand to 100 thousand rubles, or up to five years in prison.
Third— for calls for sanctions, this is also punishable by either a fine of 500 thousand rubles or imprisonment for up to three years with a possible fine of up to 200 thousand rubles.
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At the end of March, the Oktyabrsky Court of Yekaterinburg imposed two fines of 50 thousand rubles on Roizman. each, April 7— another fine for the same amount, all— according to protocols on public discrediting of the Armed Forces of Russia (part 1 of article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). The defense of the ex-head of Yekaterinburg appealed against the decision on fines, but the regional court upheld them.
In May, the court fined Roizman another 85,000 rubles. according to the protocol under Part 3 of Art. 20.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses. The reason was an obscene comment on Twitter to the statement of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
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