The Russians collected 200 thousand rubles for the Ural journalist Shukaeva in 3.5 hours to pay fines in cases of “discrediting” the Russian army

In 3.5 hours, the Russians collected the entire amount necessary to pay the fines of the Ural journalist Elena Shukaeva. The court imposed five fines of 40,000 rubles each for "discrediting the Russian Armed Forces." According to 7x7, the fundraiser was announced on the Rosshtraf Telegram channel on Monday morning, and by noon the required amount was collected.

On August 18, Yekaterinburg journalist and human rights activist Yelena Shukayeva, who was arrested for 14 days for posting in 2017 with the FBK video “He is not Dimon to you,” went on a hunger strike in “protest against police arbitrariness.” Shukayeva was found guilty under Art. 20.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (demonstration of prohibited symbols).

Before that, the police filed five protocols against the journalist for “discrediting the Armed Forces of Russia” (Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation), after which she was fined by the court. The activist noted that the reason was her publications in social networks, including those that she published even before the adoption of the law on discredit. In the case of the publication of prohibited symbols, Shukayeva was detained in the courthouse, where her two appeals against fines were considered.

Russian law enforcement agencies have found a way to massively arrest activists, oppositionists, human rights activists and Crimean Tatars without any reason. People are sent to special detention centers on charges of displaying prohibited symbols, even if it was published on social networks several years ago. In the same way, independent candidates are deprived of the opportunity to participate in the elections, which will be held in Russia in September. 9 criminal cases and 51 administrative cases have already been opened , the Network Freedoms project reported. It is noted that fines and arrests under Art. 20.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses for old posts with the symbols of "Smart Voting" or accusations of having links with oppositionist Navalny.

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