The Dorogomilovsky District Court of Moscow toughened the punishment for former Doxa editor Alla Gutnikova, she was sentenced to two months in a penal colony. This is reported by Doxa with reference to the lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov.
“Given the category of the crime for which Gutnikova was convicted by the verdict of the justice of the peace, the specific circumstances of the case, the data on Gutnikova’s personality, including her behavior after the verdict, the court considers it necessary to sentence Gutnikova to serve her sentence of imprisonment in a penal colony of general regime,” stated in the text of the judgment.
Gutnikova herself left Russia, now she is in Berlin. Last fall, the Ministry of Internal Affairs put three former editors of the DOXA magazine on the federal wanted list: Natasha Tyshkevich, Vladimir Metelkin and Alla Gutnikova.
In April, the court sentenced four DOXA editors, Armen Aramyan, Vladimir Metelkin, Natalya Tyshkevich, and Alla Gutnikova, to two years of hard labor and a three-year ban on website administration. They were charged with article 151.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (involving minors in the commission of unlawful acts).
Before that, all the editors were arrested, and the investigators attached more than a hundred protocols on administrative offenses of people at the rallies and the results of a linguistic examination to the case file. According to them, the video on social networks contained calls for breaking the law. The author of the examination was expert Albina Glotova, who became famous after she found an insult to the veteran in Navalny's tweet. Subsequently, the editors were placed under house arrest. On April 29, 2021, the Memorial human rights center recognized the DOXA editors as political prisoners. On March 4, 2022, against the background of the war in Ukraine and the introduction of military censorship, the defendants suspended their work at DOXA.
The student magazine was created by students and graduates of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and for some time had the official status of a student organization at the university, which was revoked by the university leadership in December 2019.