NewsRetiree fined for a post on Crimean Bridge, labeled a terrorist in Russia

Retiree fined for a post on Crimean Bridge, labeled a terrorist in Russia

A court in Russia has fined a retired woman 400 thousand rubles for a post on the internet about the Crimean Bridge.
A court in Russia has fined a retired woman 400 thousand rubles for a post on the internet about the Crimean Bridge.
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12:59 PM EST, November 25, 2023

A Russian court levied a fine of 400 thousand rubles (approx. $5,400) on a retiree due to an internet post regarding the Crimean Bridge - as reported by Krym.Realii (Radio Svoboda's editorial office) on Friday. Subsequently, the woman's name was added to the list of terrorists.

The court, in the Chelyabinsk Oblast, pronounced the resident guilty under an article titled "justification of terrorism". The legal proceedings stemmed from a social media post where she claimed that the Crimean Bridge - that binds annexed Crimea with continental Russia - is a "legitimate military target".

During the last summer, authorities conducted a search at the retiree's residence. Soon afterwards, legal charges were filed against her and she was barred from leaving the country. The lady was then enlisted among terrorists and extremists.

Ukraine's successful attacks on Crimea

In retaliation to the Russian aggression, the Ukrainian army launched numerous successful strikes against Russian establishments in Crimea, including the Crimean Bridge.

The Crimean Peninsula was annexed by Russia in March 2014 as a consequence of military intervention and an unlawful referendum. Ukraine and Western authorities perceive these actions by the Kremlin as a serious breach of international law.

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