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In Karelia, a pupil was apprehended for exhorting to traverse to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He is indicted of instigation to perfidy.

Petrozavodsk City Court arrested 18-year-old student Andrei Vasyurenko for two months on charges of inciting citizens to commit treason – he allegedly persuaded Russians to go to Ukraine. On this subject informed TASS with reference to court officials. Human rights activists call Vasyurenko’s case the first such case and a “dangerous precedent”.

By words According to RBC sources at the Department of the Interior Ministry of Karelia, the student “formed the conviction” that the achievement of Russian goals in Ukraine should be prevented. As the publication’s interlocutors clarified, from May to November 2022, the student allegedly tried to persuade citizens to participate in the military conflict as part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), but his attempts were unsuccessful. RBC is not providing further details about the case.

Vasyurenko is charged under the articles on preparation of a crime (part 1 of article 30 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), incitement (part 4 of article 33 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation Russia) and high treason (Article 275 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

Karelian security officials told TASS that Vasyurenko studied in Petrozavodsk at the River School (White Sea-Onega branch of the University of the Sea and River Fleet named after Admiral Makarov). As sources told RBC, the student adheres to “nationalist views” and advocates for independence for Karelia.

Human Rights Project “The First Department” Remarksthat the Vasyurenko case is the first known case of arrests in Russia for inciting treason.

On March 4, the case also became known for the first time when financial assistance to Ukraine became the basis for the opening of a criminal case: the FSB then reported the detention of an anonymous Muscovite , suspected of treason for funding the armed forces. from Ukraine.

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