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‘He said he was fine — but what else would a brother tell his sister?’: war against Ukraine is a criminal offense in Russia. Here’s how investigators are building their cases.
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Days after launching its full-fledged invasion of Ukraine, Russia outlawed the spread of "knowingly false information" about the country's armed forces. The new law, which came into force on March 4, carries punishments of up to 15 years in prison -- and it has so far been used to persecute those who openly condemn Russia's war against Ukraine. Meduza looks into how state investigators are building criminal cases against anti-war Russians for sharing facts and opinions that stray from the Kremlin line. Original Article: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/05/26/holding-people-liable-for-stating-the-facts