Caucasian Knot | Ingush resident suspected of discrediting Russian armed forces after social media comment

Police and the FSB suspected a resident of Ingushetia of discrediting the Russian armed forces because of his comment on social media, posted four days before the start of the special military operation.

Employees of the Ingush Counter-Terrorism Center (also known as the “E” Center), along with their colleagues from the FSB regional department, found the Russian Armed Forces discredited in a comment left by a local resident under a message on a social network. media, reports the Ministry of Interior (MIA) of Ingushetia today. The comment was written on February 20, reports the Ingush MIA.

It should be noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of the special military operation in Ukraine on February 24. Administrative liability for discrediting the Russian Armed Forces (Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation) was introduced on March 4. Activists, including those in cities in southern Russia, also began to be persecuted under this article. Posts and comments on social networks also become a reason for suspicion of discrediting the Russian armed forces. In particular, on July 15, in Magas, a court found Ingush residents Musa Abadiev and Sabina Tsurova guilty of discrediting the Russian armed forces.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of the 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 15, 2022 at 12:07 MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.