The 2nd Eastern District Military Court in Novosibirsk sentenced a 22-year-old resident of Omsk to 16 years in a high-security prison on charges of treason, sabotage and participation in a terrorist organization. He will have to spend the first three years of his sentence in prison. This is reported by Kommersant.
According to the investigation, in May 2023, a resident of Omsk set fire to a relay box at the Moskovka station of the West-Siberian Railway. He also allegedly received a task from curators from Ukraine to collect information about military units of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
“Mediazona” assumes that we are talking about Denys Shadryn, who, according to the criminal case file, was sentenced on February 12 on three counts – sabotage, participation in the activities of a terrorist organization, and treason. His arrest was reported in August last year. The FSB claimed that he was a “supporter of neo-Nazi ideology” and an “agent of the Ukrainian special services.”
Earlier, a court in Krasnoyarsk sentenced 23-year-old Dmitry Kiselev to 13 years in a high-security colony, found him guilty of treason and preparation for sabotage. According to the court, he gave the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) data on the location of Russian troops in the city of Khartsyzsk, Donetsk region, where he lived before moving to the Krasnoyarsk region in 2014. In addition, he allegedly received from the Ukrainian side the task “to photograph the infrastructure objects of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, as well as the task to set fire to and blow up railway objects in the region.”
- In 2023, at least 148 people in Russia were charged with treason, espionage and secret cooperation with foreigners, and at least 88 such cases were brought to court, Sibir.Realii calculated. This is a historical record for the number of similar criminal cases. Human rights activists believe that the real number of cases can be much larger, and the pace of prosecution will continue to grow in 2024.