The Central District Court fined a resident of Sochi 2,000 rubles because of the status “Glory to Ukraine” in Korean on WhatsApp. She was charged with Part 1 of Article 20.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (“Propaganda or public display of paraphernalia or symbols of extremist organizations”).
According to the materials of the case, 38-year-old Viktoria posted an inscription in Korean on February 1, “the translation of which is an established paraphernalia of greeting extremist organizations.”
The defendant reportedly pleaded guilty and asked for a minimum sentence.
In December 2022, in annexed Crimea, a Russian court arrested three residents of the village of Zolote Pole who were publicly listening to Ukrainian music. According to the court, on December 11, near a local store, three villagers “listened and sang loudly the songs of Ukrainian nationalists, thereby expressing their disagreement with the actions” of the Russian army.
All three were found guilty of “discrediting” the Russian army (Part 1 of Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses) and public demonstration of Nazi symbols (Part 1 of Article 20.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). They were assigned 11, 12 and 13 days of arrest, two detainees also received fines – 30 and 35 thousand rubles.
As suggested by Mediazona, Crimeans Yunus Budzhek, Dilyaver Memetov and Valentin Komissarenko may be arrested. All three were convicted on 27 December. Budzhek and Memetov were charged with two articles each, Komissarenko – with only one article on the demonstration of prohibited symbols.
“Zaya, I know you’re ashamed.” In the Russian Federation, opponents of the war are arrested and fined for talking in a restaurant, an inscription in the toilet and ribbons on a backpack:
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