28 August 2023, 16:49
After solidarity picket with Navalny*, Makhachkala resident fined for discrediting Russian Army
The resident of Makhachkala, who held a solo picket on the third anniversary of Navalny's* poisoning, was found guilty of discrediting Russian militaries.
The Leninsky District Court of Makhachkala has found Ilyas Gamzaev, a local resident, who held a picket in support of Navalny*, guilty of discrediting Russian militaries, the “Kavkaz.Realii”** project has reported. According to the court, on August 20, Gamzaev went to a solo action with a poster demanding the release of Navalny* and containing a pacifist appeal.
In court, Gamzaev pleaded guilty; and the judge imposed a fine of 15,000 roubles on him – half as much as provided for by the respective article. "Given the personality of Gamzaev and his property status, namely, the absence of a permanent job, his confession of guilt, and the circumstances of his offense ... I find it possible to impose an administrative penalty below the lowest limit," the judge’s ruling says.
*Navalny's offices are recognized as extremist organizations and banned in Russia. Alexei Navalny is a founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (known as FBK), an NCO that is included by the Russian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) into the register of NCOs performing functions of a foreign agent. The NCO is also recognized by a court as extremist and banned in the territory of Russia.
**Included by the Russian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) into the register of foreign agents.
Source: Caucasian Knot