The Russians held a lecture on “How to like memes and not go to jail” and paid


Photo: Denis Ibragimov page in Facebook

In Chelyabinsk, in respect of the activist of the movement “Open Russia” Denis Ibragimov, who organized a human rights webinar “How to like memes and not go to jail”, filed an administrative case under article 20.33 of the administrative code (“Participation in activities of undesirable organizations”), reports “Kommersant”.

According to the publication, open the online lecture was devoted to a partial decriminalization of article 282 of the criminal code (“inciting hatred or enmity”) and took place on 28 November in one of the office centers. The webinar registered first-year students of the law faculty of the Chelyabinsk state University, which, according to Ibrahimov, at the request of the staff of the Centre for combating extremism came to the class, then testified.

Fighters against extremism found the organization of the webinar is illegal, because in 2017, the Prosecutor General declared “Open Russia” Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s unwanted organization on the territory of Russia.

28 December 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law under which criminal prosecution for extremism will be only those who for years have been brought for the same offence to administrative responsibility. Introduction of changes in force implies the elimination of those already sentenced and termination of investigation of the initiated cases.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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