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Russian man gets six years for damaging army posters

Russian man gets six years for damaging army posters

Published November 14,2023


Russia on Tuesday sentenced a person to 6 years in jail for vandalising posters of Russian troopers embellished as “heroes” for combating in Ukraine.

Moscow has banned criticism of the Ukraine offensive and punished hundreds of residents for denouncing the dragging army marketing campaign.

Russia’s Investigative Committee stated the person’s sentence had come into pressure after he was discovered responsible of “discrediting” the Russian military beneath a legislation used to stifle criticism and vandalism.

It didn’t title him, saying he’s a 46-year-old “local” to the central metropolis of Tolyatti, the place the posters have been broken.

Rights group Memorial recognized him as instructor Alexei Arbuzenko.

“The investigation and the court established that in 2022, the attacker repeatedly damaged posters depicting Russian servicemen who showed heroism in the special military operation,” the committee stated, utilizing Moscow’s title for its offensive.

It stated he had “involved his minor son” within the act.

“The court sentenced the attacker to imprisonment for a period of six years, to be served in a general regime correctional colony.”

The native 63.ru news web site within the Samara area revealed CCTV footage displaying two individuals throwing one thing at a big billboard on a important street.

Memorial says Arbuzenko is a “teacher, psychologist, speech therapist, writer and musician”.

It stated he was sentenced in court docket behind closed doorways, with out witnesses or the press.

The rights group stated Arbuzenko is lively in Tolyatti’s cultural circles, publishing poems and literature, in addition to enjoying guitar.

Tolyatti is an industrial metropolis on the Volga river in Russia’s central Samara area.

Russian cities have been closely embellished with photos of troops combating in Ukraine, with Moscow portraying its lengthy offensive in an completely constructive gentle.

Source: www.anews.com.tr


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