According to the lawyer, the case was opened because of a report from the regional department of the FSB. Earlier, cases were already brought against Evloev because of posts about the symbol Z and Bucha *
In Ingushetia, against the editor-in-chief of the Fortanga publication; Isabella Evloeva has been charged with a third criminal case on military fakes, her lawyer Andrey Sabinin told RBC.
She is accused of publishing unreliable information about the actions of the Russian Armed Forces (Part 1, Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code). In her Telegram channel, Evloeva wrote that she was put on the wanted list.
According to him, the case was opened after the report of the regional FSB officers on July 27. The lawyer noted that news about the Russian army was published on Evloeva’s Telegram channel that day.
RBC sent inquiries to the press services of the regional Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Security Service.
The journalist wrote in March that the first case was brought against her. According to her, the reason was her post about the “Z” symbol, which was noticed by the employees of the “E” center. and the Federal Security Service for Ingushetia.
At the end of April, she announced that a second criminal case had been opened against her for a post about the events in Bucha.
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Bucha — a city in the Kyiv region, which was under the control of the Russian military in March, before the withdrawal of troops in this direction. Ukrainian authorities and a number of Western media outlets, including Reuters and AFP, released footage from Bucha on April 3 showing the bodies of people on the streets, some with their hands tied. The Russian Defense Ministry called these publications a provocation, noting that on March 30, the Russian military completely withdrew from Bucha. The military department assures that during the time that the city was controlled by Russian troops, “not a single local resident was injured.”
The first part of Art. 207.3 of the Criminal Code provides for punishment in the form of a fine from 700 thousand to 1.5 million rubles. or imprisonment for up to three years. If the actions of the accused are qualified under part two of the same article (dissemination of unreliable information using official position, by a group of persons, out of selfish motives, based on hostility, and so on), then the punishment may be a fine of 3 million to 5 million rubles. or imprisonment from five to ten years. Part three of this article (if the act caused serious consequences) provides for imprisonment for up to 15 years.
In mid-July, a case was opened under this article against a journalist from Rostov-on-Don, Sergei Reznik. Earlier, a case of fakes was opened against the ex-journalist of Ekho Moskvy. Michael Nucky, and after that the Basmanny Court of Moscow sanctioned his arrest in absentia.
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