Maikop City Court. Photo: press service of the Administration of the Municipal Formation City of Maikop; https://maikop.ru

19 March 2022, 17:02

Maykop resident fined for discrediting militaries

The Maykop City Court has fined a local resident by 50,000 roubles after finding him guilty of posting data in social networks that discredited the Russian Armed Forces.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the administrative responsibility for discrediting the Russian Armed Forces was introduced on March 4. It is applied "for public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation."

According to investigators, the 35-year-old resident of Maykop posted information in social networks that discredited the Russian Armed Forces. A protocol was drawn up against him under Part 1, Article 20.3.3, of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences, reading "Public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in order to protect the interests of the Russian Federation and its citizens, and maintain international peace and security," the Adygean branch of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) reported on its website on March 18.

"The materials were considered by the Maykop City Court, which found the offender guilty and imposed on him an administrative fine of 50,000 roubles," the MIA branch has stated in its message.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 19, 2022 at 09:08 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: The Caucasian Knot

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