Petrozavodsk activist Mykola Domnyn was fined 30,000 rubles for the second time. This time – for an anti-war picket. The hearing in the case of Domnyn was held on Thursday in the Petrozavodsk City Court.
In early September, Domnyn went on a single anti-war picket to the city hall. He unfolded a poster with the inscription “Not all parents need a white Lada. Many need live children. There is no war.” About some time later, he was detained by the police, writes Sever.Realii.
In relation to Domnin, two protocols were drawn up: one – for posts on social networks, the second – for a picket. On September 27, the court fined the activist 30,000 rubles for the posts. On November 1, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision.
On November 2, Judge Kaygorodova considered an administrative case about a single picket and found the defendant guilty under the article on the so-called discrediting of the army.
- The phrase “Not all parents need a white Lada. Many need live children. There is no war” is a reference to the news about officials who handed over Lada cars to the parents of Russian servicemen killed in Ukraine.
- An article on the “discrediting” of the army appeared in the Code of Administrative Offenses and the Criminal Code on March 4, immediately after the start of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. According to “Mediazona”, since then, more than eight thousand protocols on “discrediting the army” have been received in Russian courts.