Russian blogger arrested after repost of the video from the funeral of criminal leader

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In Amursk of the Khabarovsk region detained the blog of Victor Toroptseva, which was published in social networks a video of the funeral of a local crime boss Yuri Zarubin, known as Zaruba. On Saturday, January 12, the “OVD-info” reported a resident of the city.

According to the source, Toroptseva was detained by the police for allegedly invalid driver’s license, although information about the divestment that he had not received and the court were not called. The detainee will stay in the police station until Monday, January 14.

It is specified that the blogger went on hunger strike. He connects his arrest with the spread of the video, which depicted a procession of residents of Amursk on the road behind the coffin Zaruba. The author of this video, the user is not.

Toroptsev previously posted a video of the funeral on his two YouTube channels and Instagram, please include a link to the source. The publication noted that the first material was published in Twitter account “Disintegration and disrespect”. Subsequently, however, the blogger removed the blog post at the request of law enforcement officials. The source also said that Toroptseva repeatedly received threatening phone calls.

On 10 January it was reported that police in the Amur region intend to go to court after reports in social networks about what their boss had attended the funeral Zaruba. The head of the district law enforcement said one of the Internet users.

In January, the network appeared the video of the funeral procession with the coffin Zarubina, who died recently from cancer. According to records, the funeral was attended by at least a hundred people, they actually blocked off traffic on one of the city streets.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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