The Bakhchisaray District Court fined a local resident 50,000 rubles for performing the Ukrainian anthem in a video posted on Instagram, the press service of the court said.
A resident of Bakhchisaray was found guilty under the article on “discrediting” the Russian army (Part 1 of Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation).
According to the court, the girl posted the video on Instagram on March 1. During the court session, she fully admitted her guilt and repented of her deed.
“Mediazona” suggests that this is Evelina Memetova – the formerly pro-Kremlin Telegram channel “Crimean SMERSH”, the author of which is the pro-Russian blogger Alexander Talipov, began harassing the girl and her sister because of Instagram stories in which they sang along with the Ukrainian anthem.
After “Crimean SMERSH” announced the persecution of Memetova, she apologized and said that she fully supported “SVO”, and decided to perform the anthem of Ukraine “out of stupidity.”
As previously reported, as a result of Talipov’s complaints, Crimeans are brought to administrative and criminal liability for “discrediting” the Russian army. So, Andrey Belozerov, a former teacher at the Belogorsk technical school, is facing jail for Ukrainian songs and anti-Russian statements in social networks after Talipov’s complaints.
The Ukrainian prosecutor’s office has begun criminal proceedings against Talipov under the article “inciting ethnic hatred and hatred” (part 2 of article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
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