Komandirov has been in custody since October 2021.
The case against him was initiated due to the publication of one of the videos of the web series “Judge Gramm” on VKontakte with a call to financially support the author of the series.
According to investigators, in this way Komandirov distributed a video recording “containing signs of justifying terrorism, forming an ideology of terrorism, and being convinced that it is permissible to carry out terrorist activities.”
In March, it became known that the Investigative Committee opened three more criminal cases against the blogger – under the article on the rehabilitation of Nazism (part 4 of article 354.1 of the Criminal Code), on inciting hatred (clause “A”, part 2 of article 282 of the Criminal Code) and on insulting a representative of the authorities (Article 319 of the Criminal Code).
Komandirov believes that the case for the rehabilitation of Nazism is based on a post “criticizing Putin’s government regarding his attitude to Victory Day”; the case on inciting hatred, in his opinion, was initiated because of a post containing a quote from journalist Arkady Babchenko; and the reason for the case of insulting the authorities was the post in defense of Natalya Mitsyuk, who was detained in Smolensk during last year’s rally in support of Navalny.
Judge Gramm is a web series that plays out the trial of Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov and Igor Sechin.
Before the “trial” begins, the disclaimer warns that the authors do not aim to promote violence or incite hatred, and all matches with real persons or names are accidental.
In 2021, the author of the series, Karim Yamadayev, was sentenced to a fine of 510 thousand rubles – the court found him guilty under articles on justifying terrorism (part 2 of article 205.2 of the Criminal Code) and insulting a representative of the authorities (Article 319 of the Criminal Code).
Later, the blogger left Russia and requested political asylum in France. Later, the blogger left Russia and requested political asylum in France.