A human rights activist from Koma was sentenced to six years in prison
The court in Vorkuta sentenced the human rights defender from Syktyvkar Andrey Ivashev to six years in prison. He was found guilty of inciting terrorism because of a post about the shooting of Koma’s head in VKontakte.
Ivashev is also being prosecuted in two other criminal cases, initiated due to comments that the activist left on social networks in 2020. In addition to the publications with the phrase about the execution of Vladimir Uyba, the reason for the persecution of Ivashev was also the records about the local judge and the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
Ivashev does not admit his guilt. He believes that the criminal prosecution is connected with his human rights activities. Before his detention, and later house arrest, Ivashev regularly participated in protests and rallies, represented the interests of local activists in court, blogged on YouTube and other social networks.
The police detained Ivashev in December 2021. His house was searched, and all equipment was seized from the human rights defender. A few days later, he was added to the extremist register, Sever.Realii reminds.
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