The Krasnodar pensioner, who called Putin

the Court found Lilacina guilty under part 3 of article 20.1 of the administrative code, the contempt of society, the state and the official state symbols the Court recognized Lilacina guilty under part 3 of article 20.1 of the administrative code, the contempt of society, the state and the official state symbols
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Dinskoy district court of Krasnodar territory has fined a local resident Anatoly Lilacina 70 thousand rubles for the fact that he called the President of Russia Vladimir Putin “a criminal” and “an impostor” who by force seized power in Russia.

the Court found Lilacina guilty under part 3 of article 20.1 of the administrative code, the contempt of society, the state and the official state symbols, according to “MBH media” with reference to the materials of the case.

As follows from the decision about attraction to administrative responsibility, 12 December 2019, Lileikis on his page in “Vkontakte” wrote that Putin is an impostor.

“Vladimir Putin – a state criminal! A thief and an impostor Vladimir Putin! Get out resign! By falsifying the election campaign in a criminal conspiracy with Ella Pamfilova, Vladimir Putin took the post of President of Russia and made the country a coup of the democratic constitutional order on the dictatorial regime”, – quotes the website of Dean district court of Krasnodar territory the text on the page Lilacina.

In the course of the trial the man confirmed that it was the content of his text, but the guilt refused to admit.

After the study and evaluation of the evidence presented, the court found that the guilt of the offender has been installed in full scope, and his action under part 3 of article 20.1 of the administrative code was properly qualified as minor hooliganism, “that is, the spread in the network “Internet” information, expressed in indecent form, which offends human dignity and public morality, a clear disrespect for society, the government or authorities exercising state power in the Russian Federation” (spelling and punctuation preserved).

the Court found no circumstances which would soften or aggravating administrative responsibility, and appointed Litvinov A. A. punished with an administrative fine.

As the portal “Real time”, according to human rights group “Agora”, with the entry into force in Russia the law on contempt, which is actually equated Putin to the icon, this article has got at least fifty cases.

78% of penalties were imposed for statements about Putin, mostly in a social network “Vkontakte”. Among the fined for this article, a resident of the Vologda region of Russia Yury Shadrin (he recently received a second fine for a year), and Yuri Cartiges from the Novgorod region.

In 2010 Lilacina has already been tried for “spreading slanderous information” to the judge who ruled in a civil case where the pensioner was made by one of the parties. Then the pensioner was also found guilty under part 3 of article 298 of the criminal code (“Libel in relation to judges, connected with accusation of committing serious crimes”) and sentenced to two years in prison.