01 April 2024, 23:16

Author of appeal to Kadyrov sentenced to five years in colony

A military court has sentenced Zakhar Zaripov, a resident of the Khabarovsk Territory, to five years in penal colony, having found signs of justification for terrorism in his public appeal to Ramzan Kadyrov, the human rights project "OVD-Info"* has informed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in January 2023 it became known that Zakhar Zaripov had been arrested on charges of calls for terrorism. Investigators believed that by addressing the head of Chechnya on LiveJournal, Zaripov called for a violation of Russia's territorial integrity. The human rights project "Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial" has recognized Zaripov as a political prisoner.

The text, because of which a criminal case was opened against Zaripov, poses no public danger and represents a rhetorical reproach against Kadyrov for sending his fellow countrymen to participate in the special military operation (SMO) in Ukraine, human rights defenders have noted.

In the above Zaripov's post, a linguistic examination has seen signs of "incitement to an armed seizure of power with the aim of violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation," the "Nastoyascheye Vremya"* (Current Time) has reported.

*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 April 1, 2024 at 08:14 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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