The FSB beat the arrested artist and activist from Evpatoria Bohdan Ziza to apologize and forced them to record it on video. He said this in an interview with Krym.Realii.
According to Ziza, the video, which was shown on the Krym 24 TV channel, controlled by the occupying authorities of the peninsula, was filmed in Yevpatoria after his detention. On it, the activist apologizes for the action, because of which he was detained and placed in a pre-trial detention center. According to him, the FSB shot at least five such videos. The first is the one that got into the social networks, the second was attached to the case file, and a few more were “rejected”.
“They are filmed directly by FSB officers. At first, they calmly ask to say everything they need to the camera. Then, when you refuse, they begin, threatening, to convince. They first forced me to record one video, which they sent to some of their boss for verification. Then another, when he replied that somehow I did not repent very sincerely. I deliberately did not show any emotions, so I was beaten again. I'm not a very good actor, and the text was constantly changing. Then I had to apologize to the Russian army, then “to Putin. In the end, even they realized that the latter was already superfluous, ”said Ziza.
The activist was detained because of the action committed on the night of May 16, 2022. Then the building of the occupational administration of Evpatoria was doused with blue and yellow paint. Ziza was fined for “discrediting” the Russian army (Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation), after which she was sent to the Simferopol pre-trial detention center on suspicion of an attempted terrorist attack. Subsequently, Ziza was charged with four more criminal articles and included in the list of "terrorists and extremists."