A Well-Known Vladimir Urbanist and Community Activist Will Be Convicted Under an Article on Discrediting the Russian Army

Earlier, a man from Vladivostok openly expressed his views on his social networking page

Oktyabrsky District Court of Vladimir will consider a case of administrative offense against Artem Cherney, a Vladimir social activist, businessman, organizer of intellectual games, and co-organizer of the “Vladimir Future” movement. He is suspected of public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The case was filed on September 5 and will be considered by Judge Natalia Belyakova, according to the court’s website.

With a high degree of probability the reason for the initiation of the case were the posts of the public figure in social networks. Under the administrative article the defendant faces a fine of 30 to 50 thousand rubles.

Recall the proceedings in a similar case scheduled in Vyazniki for September 15 in respect of the famous Russian cartoonist Valery Kachaeva, who worked in the program “Goodnight, kids,” who created the images for the show “Columbus”, as well as making storyboards for the movie “Night Watch. 

The administrative defendant, according to the police, had painted an anti-war slogan on a public transport stop in late August. Law enforcers concluded that in this way he undermined the credibility of the special operation to protect the citizens of the DNR and LNR.

  • In the vast majority of cases, the courts of the Vladimir region sentenced under Part 1 of Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation to a fine of 30 thousand rubles. Decisions on fines have already been issued:
  • In Kovrov – for anti-war slogans in stores;
  • In Murom – for a poster on city’s 1100th anniversary square; 
  • In Vladimir – for a poster on Theater Square;
  • In Kirzhach – for statements at a court session;
  • In Vladimir – for an incomprehensible inscription on the wall of a house;
  • In Vladimir – for a poster in a store with an appeal to sign a petition;
  • In Kovrov – for statements in the presence of fellow factory workers;
  • In Yuryev-Polsky – for a poster on the window of his car;
  • In Murom – for a note with an upside-down letter “Z” under the wiper of someone else’s car;
  • In Kovrov – for the poster in front of the district administration building; 
  • In Kovrov – for an appeal in social networks to sign a petition;
  • In Alexandrov – for a solitary action with an anti-war poster at a bus stop.

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