Skobov is accused of justifying terrorism for his post about the Crimean bridge

Skobov is accused of justifying terrorism for his post about the Crimean bridge

The oppositionist, former Soviet political prisoner Alexander Skobov, who was detained the day before, is accused of justifying terrorism because of his post about blowing up the Crimean bridge. This is reported by the project “Support of politicians. Memorial” with reference to the lawyer’s ego.

It is reported that the decision to initiate a criminal case was issued by the department of the Investigative Committee in the Kalinin district of St. Petersburg. The resolution was not allowed to be photographed, so it is not known what publication was the basis of the case.

According to “Memorial”, the investigation is gathering to demand the arrest of Alexander Skobov.

Earlier it was reported that Skobov intends to give up his lawyer. The name of the lawyer who informed “Memorial” about the details of the case has not been disclosed.

As noted by “Mediazona”, the Krymsky bridge is mentioned in Skobov’s Telegram channel in two publications dated July 17, 2023. On this day at night, naval drones attacked the bridge, damaging the bridge. In his posts, Skobov expresses the hope that “the case of the destruction of the Kerch bridge” will be “completed.”

Participant of the opposition Forum of Free Russia, publicist Alexander Skobov was detained on the evening of April 2 in St. Petersburg. According to initial reports, he was accused of facilitating terrorist activities.

Skobov supports Ukraine in the war with Russia. On March 31, in an interview with Sever.Realii website, 66-year-old Skobov said that he was calling for help to Russian volunteer battalions fighting on the side of Ukraine. The Russian authorities have declared the Legion “Freedom of Russia” and the “Russian Volunteer Corps” terrorist organizations.

On March 22, 2024, the Ministry of Justice declared 66-year-old Alexander Skobov a “foreign agent.”

  • During the Soviet era, Skobov published the anti-government magazine “Perspektivy” in Leningrad. In the USSR, he was twice sent to forced treatment because of his participation in opposition activities. In Russia, he was published in the radical opposition publication “Grana”. He was a guest on Radio Svoboda airwaves several times before the editorial office was included in the list of so-called undesirable organizations.

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