Alexander Byvshev, a poet from the village of Kromy, Oryol region, was charged with “discrediting” the Russian army because of the word “chmobiki” written on Facebook. He announced this on his page on November 2.
“The post consisted of a single phrase that contained the word “chmobiki”, that is, abbreviated as “partially mobilized”,” the poet writes.
On November 1, policemen came to his house, among them was a detective from the Center for Combating Extremism. Byvshev refused to participate in the interrogation. A protocol was drawn up for him.
“It turns out that I can be convicted for one letter “h”,” wrote Byvshev.
Poet Alexander Byvshev, according to OVD-Info, is a defendant in six criminal cases. Five of them were raised because of poems supporting Ukraine and condemning the political situation in Russia. Earlier, he was fined 70,000 rubles for posts in support of Ukraine.
In the summer, Nizhny Novgorod activist Alexei Podnebesny was fined 30,000 rubles for “discrediting” the Russian army (Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses) because he wrote the word “special operation” in quotation marks. The court considered that the quotation marks testify "to the ironic, opposite, disparaging meaning of the word."