Russia has launched a criminal investigation against adversary Ilya Yashin
Ilya Yashin was one of the last opposition figures not to be deported or sentenced to a long prison term. But the Russian intelligence agency, which is responsible for major investigations, has launched an investigation against the enemy “Spreading Misinformation” On the Russian army, said Facebook his lawyer Vadim ProkhorovWho says he has “Received a call from the examiner”. “The search begins at his house. I’ll go there”he added.
Ilya Ichin, 39, was remanded in custody for a fortnight on June 28. “Police Disobedience”, a charge he found false, so he remained in jail Tuesday. Mr. Iachine had said earlier Tuesday on social media He was said to be released after 1pm on Wednesday. “Maybe they’ll kick me out.” probably not”He had written.
The “Spreading Misinformation” The Russian military is a new offense punishable by up to fifteen years in prison, introduced after the conflict in Ukraine began. Since the start of the offensive, on February 24, Russian authorities have cracked down on some critics of the conflict, deporting many of them and imprisoning or prosecuting others.
A well-known face of opposition to President Vladimir Putin, Ilya Yachin has publicly condemned the intervention in Ukraine and chose to stay. “The real reasons behind my arrest were obviously political. I am an enemy, an ally [municipal] Independent, critic of President Putin and opponent of war in Ukraine »He said when he was arrested in late June.
Mr. Yachin has been an active activist in the liberal opposition in Russia since the 2000s and participated in the mass mobilization against Vladimir Putin in 2011–2012. He is an ally of anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s number one opponent, who is serving a nine-year prison sentence in a strict regime colony north of Moscow.
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