In a bizarre turn of events, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow sentenced Vladimir Milov, a political ally of Alexei Navalny, to eight years in a general regime colony for spreading false information about the Russian army based on political hatred. The court handed down its verdict in absentia after Milov left Russia earlier this year and was put on the wanted list by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The reason for Milov’s prosecution was a three-hour stream on Navalny Live’s YouTube channel in March 2022 titled “Putin’s War Crimes.” During the stream, Milov spoke about the murder of civilians in Ukraine by the Russian military. According to the prosecution, Milov has a dislike for the authorities and hatred for political institutions in Russia. To prove this, a representative from the prosecutor’s office read to the judge titles of other videos featuring Milov including “What awaits those who support Putin?” and “I would saw Putin with a chainsaw.”
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