The Russian security forces opened a criminal case under the article on “calls for terrorism” (Part 2 of Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) against 22-year-old refugee from Ukraine Prokhor Neizhmakov because of messages in a telegram chat criticizing the war and the Russian leadership. ASTRA reports.
Nezhmaykov, as the publication clarifies, was detained in early March in the city of Vladimir, where he temporarily lived. According to the investigation, in November 2022, the young man allegedly posted a number of comments in the Vladimirskaya Gang telegram chat, which, according to the investigation, qualified as “calls for terrorism.”
In particular, according to the investigation, the man wrote the following: “I say that Russia has imperial manners … they always want to devour someone”, “Just destroy my country”, “How many husbands and brothers were killed in connection with these conflicts, if if you didn’t get into Ukraine, everything would be fine, we would be neighbors”, “Say thanks to Uncle Volodya, thanks to whom I don’t have a home, education and everything else”, “We won’t negotiate with Putin … overthrow him and then go ahead” .
What measure of restraint was chosen for Nezhmaykov is unknown. The maximum penalty under the article on “calls to terrorism” is seven years in prison.
Nezhmaikov left the city of Rubizhne, Lugansk region, for Russia in March 2022. At that time, active hostilities were going on in the city, so the man decided to go to the Vladimir region, where at that time, according to ASTRA, his mother and older brother were waiting for him. The young man was issued a certificate of temporary asylum on the territory of the Russian Federation.
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