A criminal case was opened against a blogger from Buryatia, Vladimir Shafirov, for calling for terrorism on the Internet (Part 2 of Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code), Astra reports. The reason for the persecution was his video message criticizing the mobilization and war in Ukraine.
In the video that Shafirov is accused of, he says that “today the old shit announced mobilization,” which is why many in Buryatia “want to set fire to military registration and enlistment offices,” which he calls “houses of death.” The blogger also called on “not just to sit on the couch,” but to start taking action to stop the war.
In 2021, Shafirov left Russia for Ukraine, his friends reported. The blogger met the beginning of a full-scale Russian invasion in Mariupol.
“Vladimir Shafirov, a Russian guy from the village of Ilyinka, fleeing persecution from local authorities, from the village vendetta with the corrupt Otto family, and finally from the Putin regime, left for Ukraine to live with relatives in mid-2021. As a result, he found himself without work and funds for existence, helped by odd jobs, relatives, associates. He was forced to move to Mariupol. The unexpected attack of Putin’s Russia stunned him, as it turned out that he brought his children into the thick of it,” wrote blogger from Buryatia Zurtan Khaltarov about Vladimir.
The article on “justification of terrorism” (“Public calls for terrorist activities, public justification of terrorism or propaganda of terrorism” – Part 2 of Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) provides for a fine of 300 thousand to one million rubles or imprisonment for a term of five up to seven years.