Oleg Orlov* in a courtroom. Photo by the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent

27 February 2024, 18:17

Rights defender Oleg Orlov* sentenced to 2.5 years in jail

The court has sentenced Oleg Orlov*, a human rights defender, to 2.5 years of freedom deprivation, finding him guilty of discrediting the Russian Army.

Dozens of people came to the Golovinsky Court in Moscow on the day of the announcing the verdict.

Let us remind you that on February 16, the court began a re-examination of Orlov's* criminal case. The court forbade attracting defence witnesses, since his status as a foreign agent could increase the risks for those who could support him in court. He also refused to answer judge's questions. The defence claimed the bias of prosecution witnesses.

*Included by the Russian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) into the register of foreign agents.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 27, 2024 at 12:41 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: СK correspondent

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