The Vasileostrovsky District Court of St. Petersburg found the artist Sasha Skochilenko guilty under Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (public dissemination of knowingly false information about the use of the armed forces of the Russian Federation). She was sentenced to seven years in a general regime correctional colony and was deprived of the right to engage in activities related to website administration for 3 years, a Kommersant correspondent reports.
The artist was detained in April 2022. In March of the same year, Alexandra Skochilenko posted five price tags-leaflets with information about the actions of the Russian army in Ukraine in a store in St. Petersburg. An elderly store visitor noticed them and called the police.
The prosecutor asked the girl for eight years in prison. The defense asked to acquit their trustee, insisting that her actions did not constitute a crime. According to the state prosecution, the information on the leaflets does not correspond to the official position of the Russian Ministry of Defense. Alexandra Skochilenko herself does not admit guilt, but she does not deny the fact that the “price tags” were replaced. According to her, the action was peaceful.
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