April 19, 2022

Discrediting the Military


Discrediting the Military
Map showing the regions where the most discrediting of the military is happening. OVD-Info

Security forces have reportedly filed at least 993 reports against Russians for discrediting the Armed Forces under Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation.

According to OVD-Info, the greatest number of reports for persons discrediting the army have been filed by police in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Tomsk regions, and Crimea.

In Khakassia, Tyva, Mordovia, Chechnya, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, and the Magadan region, there are no individuals who have been subject to reports ("protocols").

OVD-Info arrived at the figures using data found in press releases by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, on court websites, and from calls to their hotline. Human rights activists feel certain that there are actually far more cases under Article 20.3.3 than they have estimated.

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