The Petrozavodsk City Court arrested 19-year-old activist Nikita Klyunya, one of the leaders of the Civil Alliance, for two months. He was detained by the FSB on the night of March 8 in Sortavala. According to the department, the activist participated in the “creation of a terrorist community” (Article 205.4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and was going to take part in “sabotage on the railway.” The reason for initiating the case was a message with instructions for making explosives, which was sent to Klunet by an unknown person. This was announced by the head of the "Civil Alliance" Oleg Filatchev.
“Nikita is charged on the basis that someone sent him instructions for making an explosive in private messages, as well as on the testimony of two witnesses who made a deal with the investigation and stated that Nikita was allegedly the organizer of the acts he was charged with. Well, just like the case of Kanan teenagers who built the FSB building in Minecraft and played airsoft,” Filatchev writes on his VKontakte page.
Filatchev emphasizes that recently there has been only one well-known episode of sabotage on the railway in Karelia. It was allegedly organized by some "Green Gendarmerie". Klyunya himself called the group "separatist" and feared that because of their actions he would have to leave Karelia.
In 2022, a record number of criminal cases under “terrorist” and “extremist” articles were sent to Russian courts, writes the head of Agora, human rights activist Pavel Chikov. According to him, there were 1,027 cases of "terrorism" and 1,166 cases of "extremism".