Ulker Gashimova, a 23-year-old activist from Dagestan, became a defendant in a criminal case under an article for terrorism, Kavkaz.Realii reports , citing a source. The reason for this was her anti-war posts on social networks.
Now Gashimova is in pre-trial detention center No. 1 of Makhachkala. She was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport in May 2023 as she tried to fly from Russia to the Netherlands. Then she was sentenced to 10 and 15 days of arrest for allegedly failing to comply with the requirements of an FSB border service officer.
Gashimova was detained again when she returned to Dagestan in June, and the reason for her arrest remains unknown until now. She refused the services of a public defender, because she does not trust him, and she and her family have nothing to pay for the services of a lawyer.
There is no specific information on which article of the Criminal Code Gashimova is being tested under. According to the court decision, checking her phone at Sheremetyevo showed that she was a member of anti-war groups and allegedly published "threats against the Russian military."
On June 29, the administrator of the Real Crime Telegram channel, Ruslan Ushakov, was sentenced to 8 years in a penal colony. He was charged under four articles of the Criminal Code: spreading "fakes" about the Russian army, rehabilitating Nazism, justifying terrorism, and inciting hatred or enmity. In his channel, he wrote about the shelling of Mariupol, the killing of Ukrainian civilians, and also called for violence against Vladimir Putin.