Courts in Ivanovo, Tula regions hand down first sentences for discrediting Russian Armed Forces
TULA. March 7 (Interfax) - A court in the Ivanovo region has fined a local resident 30,000 rubles for discrediting the Russian Armed Forces, the press service for the Interior Ministry's directorate for the region said on Monday.
According to the agency, a 26-year-old resident of the Kineshma district held a one-man picket in the city of Plyos, demonstrating a poster whose content "discredited the use of the Russian Armed Forces in the operation for denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine."
The man was detained, and an administrative violation protocol was made against him based on Part 1 of Article 20.3.3 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences (public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Russian Armed Forces to protect the interests of Russia and its citizens, to maintain international peace and security).
A 27-year-old resident of the city of Aleksin, Tula region, "disseminated leaflets while under the influence of drugs," the press service for the Interior Ministry's directorate for the region said.
Administrative protocols were made for public actions aimed at discrediting actions aimed at discrediting the Russian Armed Forces (Part 1 of Article 20.3.3 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences) and the consumption of narcotic or psychotropic substances without a doctor's prescription (Article 6.9 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences).
The woman was arrested by court for ten days and was fined 45,000 rubles.