In Sevastopol, the pro-Russian left activist Valeriy Bolshakov is expected to be tried soon after he was accused of public calls for extremist activity in his publications in social media where he criticized the Russian authorities of the Crimea and members of Cossack groups. This was reported in Krym.Realii by his lawyer Alexei Ladin.
“The case is now in the FSB, then it will be transferred to the prosecutor’s office to finalize the charges and then transferred to the court. The prosecutor’s office should prepare a new amended indictment. In the final report, they should give clarifications about the text of Bolshakov’s comments in social media,” the lawyer said.
According to Alexei Ladin, Bolshakov’s accusations of public calls for extremist activity in his publications in social media and “calls for the dictatorship of the proletariat” were keep unchanged.
Previously, on June 10, 2019, the Nakhimovsky district “court” in Sevastopol sentenced activist Valery Bolshakov, accused of public calls for extremist activities because of a VKontakte post criticizing the authorities and “calls for the dictatorship of the proletariat” instead of “Putin regime” , for two and a half years’ probation and a ban to hold public office. In August, the Sevastopol city “court”, when considering the appeal, cancelled the earlier verdict to Bolshakov.