On Thursday, May 5, in St. Petersburg, Russian security forces searched the homes of members of the Peaceful Resistance group: Olga Smirnova, Asan Mumdzhi, Tatyana Sichkareva, Vlad Shipitsyn, Ilya Tkachenko. All of them regularly go to rallies in support of the Crimean Tatars.
All searches were carried out as part of a new criminal case on the dissemination of the truth about the war for political reasons and as part of a group (Part 2 of Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). All their equipment was confiscated.
A criminal case was allegedly initiated on one of the publications in the VK community dated March 4, 2022, that is, within the framework of unannounced military censorship.