3 Mar 2022 17:39

Participation in unauthorized events, following calls from extremist organizations, will lead to criminal liability - Russian Prosecutor General's Office

MOSCOW. March 3 (Interfax) - Many of the calls for the organization of unauthorized events amid the Russian special operation to defend the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics come from organizations recognized as extremist, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said.

"It should be considered that many such calls come from associations banned by court rulings on the territory of the Russian Federation in connection with their extremist activities. Following these calls, citizens not only become potential victims of provocations, but are also involved in the activities of radical organizations, participation in which leads to criminal liability under Part 2 of Article 282.2 of the Russian Criminal Code (participation in the activities of an extremist organization)," the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said.

"Calls on citizens to hold allegedly peaceful 'anti-war' protests are being disseminated during an unprecedented information attack on the Russian Federation on the Internet," the supervisory agency said.

Every situation of participation and involvement in the activities of extremist organizations will receive a legal assessment, it said.