In the Chelyabinsk region, the court in the city of Zlatoust imposed a fine of 700,000 rubles on the former coordinator of the “Golos” movement from Chelyabinsk, Natalia Guseva, in the criminal case of the so-called fakes about the Russian army. This is reported by “OVD-Info”.
The case against the activist was initiated in June 2023. As Guseva said in an interview with Radio Liberty, her comments about the bombing of the drama theater in Mariupol were the reason for the instigation of the case. The fact that she assigned responsibility for it to Russia was considered by the investigation to be obviously false information. Soon after the case was initiated, an unknown person attacked 66-year-old Huseva right on the street and hit her twice in the face.
In May of last year, Guseva was fined in the case of the so-called discrediting of the army due to two anti-military posts on the Odnoklassniki social network. These publications spoke about the need to stop the war and withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine, as well as about 59 children who were held in the basement of the village of Yagodnoe in the Chernihiv region by Russian soldiers, notes “Nastoyaschee Vremya”.
- Russian investigative bodies and courts recognize statements about the war that contradict the official statements of the Russian authorities as fakes about the army. Most often, cases are stirred up in connection with publications about alleged war crimes by the Russian military, in particular, about the most high-profile cases of the deaths of civilians in Ukraine – in Buche and Mariupol. According to the article on fakes, a real term of up to 10 years of imprisonment can be threatened, in some cases, courts issue suspended sentences or impose fines.