Timiryazevsky District Court of Moscow has appointed eight and a half years in a penal colony to the author of the Protest MGU Telegram channel, activist Dmitry Ivanov. It is reported by Mediazona. He was also banned from administering Internet resources for four years.
Here is how Ivanov's last word sounded in court (quote from Mediazona):
“The investigation, trying to accuse me of spreading fakes, constructed one big fake. Literally the entire indictment, from the first to the last word, contradicts reality. I subscribe to every word that I wrote a year ago. All emotional assessments have retained their force, and each statement of facts has found many confirmations. So there can be no question of any sense of guilt in the present case. Life, however, is much more complicated than a fabricated criminal case.”
Earlier, the prosecution asked for 9 years in prison for Ivanov.
Ivanov was accused of spreading "fake news" about the Russian army because of the publication of the "Protest MGU" about the genocide in Bucha and Irpin, as well as for using the word "war".
Earlier it was reported that after one of the court sessions, Ivanov was beaten by a guard. The Sota project managed to establish his identity: he turned out to be police ensign Alexei Nikolaevich Zhalnin.