11 January 2024, 21:15

Resident of Vladikavkaz accused of disseminating fakes about Russian Army

A criminal case against Kazbek Alikov, accused of disseminating false information about the Russian Armed Forces, has been transferred to the Vladikavkaz District Court.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that in October, the Promyshlenny District Court of Vladikavkaz fined Kazbek Alikov 30,000 roubles, finding him guilty under the administrative article on discrediting the Russian Armed Forces. According to the law enforcers’ information, Kazbek Alikov wrote a pacifist comment under an interview with a former law enforcer who participated in the special military operation (SMO) in Ukraine. At trial, Kazbek Alikov pleaded guilty.

The article on the public dissemination of deliberately false information about the use of the Russian Armed Forces was introduced on March 4, 2022. The article effectively prohibited any criticism of the authorities and military actions, which violated the right of citizens to freedom of expression, the “Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial” stated human rights project on January 5.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 10, 2024 at 11:58 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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