The former coordinator of Navalny's headquarters in Kostroma, Alexander Zykov, has been prosecuted for "fake news" about the Russian armed forces, writes the Caution News Telegram channel.
The reason for initiating the case was the publication of 24-year-old Zykov about the deaths of civilians in Bucha and the Sumy region. According to Caution, News, Zykov blamed the Russian military for this.
This is the second criminal case for "fake" about the Russian army against Zykov. On May 6, it became known about a criminal case against the activist, which was initiated after the post of the dead military from the Kostroma airborne regiment.
“Prosecutors, apparently, with humor, therefore, demanded that a case be opened for ‘placement by unknown persons on the page ‘Alexander Zykov’ of deliberately false information…’ All because of the publication in which I spoke about the boys who died in the criminal war from the destroyed Kostroma regiment. My mother was already interrogated in this case, the questions concerned only my location. Remember, I'm in the Netherlands right now. They didn’t put me on the wanted list, but I expect this, ”OVD-Info quoted Zykov at the time. At the same time, Vkontakte, at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office, blocked Zykov's account.
Zykov himself is not in Russia.
On July 8, the first court decision was issued in Moscow under the article on military “fakes”. The Mundep of the Krasnoselsky District, Alexei Gorinov, was sentenced to seven years in a penal colony. According to investigators, on March 15, during a meeting of the Council of Deputies, the politician made a number of statements "containing data about the RF Armed Forces that do not correspond to reality." Gorinov called the “special military operation” in Ukraine a “war” and talked about the deaths of Ukrainian children.
The law was submitted to the State Duma on March 2 and adopted 2 days later by Vladimir Putin's decree, as a result of which censorship was actually introduced in the field of coverage of the activities of the military. Punishment for "fakes" about the actions of the Russian army provides for criminal liability of up to 15 years in prison.