The court will consider the criminal case against Leonid Gozman in absentia

The court will consider the criminal case against Leonid Gozman in absentia

The Gagarinsky Court of Moscow received the materials of the criminal case against the politician Leonid Gozman. He is accused of so-called fakes about the Russian army. The case will be considered in absentia. The editorial staff of “Mediazona” drew attention to the information in the database of the capital’s courts.

Russian courts recognize reports about the war in Ukraine that do not coincide with the version of the Ministry of Defense of Russia as fakes.

In February of this year, Gozman was arrested in absentia. The matter regarding the politician became known in December 2023. According to TASS, the reason was Gozman’s Facebook and Telegram posts about the leadership of Russia and the Russian army.

  • Leonid Gozman is a public and political figure. In the 1990s, he was an adviser to Yegor Gaidar, participated in the “Democratic Election of Russia” movement. He spoke out against Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and against Russia’s war with Ukraine. After the start of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, Gozman left Russia. In May, he returned, explaining it as a “moral choice.” On May 6, 2022, he was included by the Ministry of Justice in the list of so-called foreign agents. Later, a criminal case was opened against Gozman and his wife for failure to notify about dual citizenship, and then they were twice sent under administrative arrest for posts on social networks written several years ago. Having been released after 30 days of arrest, Gozman left Russia.
  • According to the estimates of the “OVD-Info” project, more than 160 criminal cases have been initiated on the article about the spread of fakes about the Russian army.

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