Thursday, August 6, 2020

Court jails young Russians for ‘plotting to overthrow Putin’

Three young activists have been sentenced to long jail terms for plotting to overthrow President Vladimir Putin in a case that has sparked protests and allegations of police overreach.
The young activists identified as Ruslan Kostylenkov, Pyotr Karamzin, and Vyacheslav Kryukov were sentenced by a Moscow court on Thursday.
The activists were arrested and detained since 2018 after they were accused of belonging to an anarchist cell called the “New Greatness” that was plotting an uprising against the government.
However, the group’s supporters said the case was fabricated by the FSB security service and that agents infiltrated the group, financed operations, and coerced its members into renting office space and creating a charter.

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