He has been sentenced on political grounds to a year and a half in a minimum-security penal colony.
As a journalist in a small district center he covered local problems, responded to complaints and appeals of city and district residents, which did not suit the local authorities. After the election commission of 2020, I was summoned to the Investigative Committee and the Regional Department of Internal Affairs. In August 2020 his wife was forced to quit her job and has never been employed.
On December 22, 2020, he was detained by the OMON on the road. The car he was travelling in was arrested and is still parked under arrest. The journalist himself was placed under house arrest, where he was held for 4 months. During this time, three searches were conducted in his apartment. Phones, a computer, a camera, etc. were arrested and seized.
On April 21, 2021, the lawyers' appeal was satisfied and the court lifted the house arrest. On August 2, 2021, he was convicted by a court verdict and taken into custody in the courtroom. On August 2, 2021, he was convicted by a court verdict and taken into custody in the courtroom. On September 28, the court of appeal decided to uphold the sentence.
Now he is in jail, waiting for the stage to the colony. He is a very honest and decent person who is always ready to help and support. Even before the trial, he organized a fundraiser for the operation of a fellow countryman in Moscow – now he needs help himself.
How much is needed?
2190 € — For transfers to the colony and for family support.