34 MEPs wrote a letter in support of the former municipal deputy Alexei Gorinov, who was sentenced to 6 years and 11 months in prison for "fakes" about the army. The letter was posted by the associates of the ex-deputy in the Telegram channel “Freedom to Alexei Gorinov!”
“You are not forgotten and you are not alone in your righteous struggle to liberate the people of Russia and other countries of the continent from the horrors of war. Your energy encourages us to unite and support your protest until the children of Ukraine are safe and Russia is free and at peace.”
On July 8, Gorinov was sentenced to 7 years in a penal colony under the article about “fakes” about the Russian army. Gorinov called the "special operation" in Ukraine a war and talked about the death of Ukrainian children as a result of the Russian invasion. In September, he was sent to a colony, with a one-month commutation of the sentence, to 6 years and 11 months in prison.