Khabarovsk requires the official to tell a journalist, Recalling his criminal record

Deputy Chairman of the government of Khabarovsk territory Yury Salnikov has demanded to involve the local journalist criminally liable for the reminder of his criminal record.

As reported in 2005 Yuri Salnikov was convicted under article 112 of the criminal code (“Intentional infliction of harm to health of average weight”) and sentenced to 2 years and 4 months of imprisonment in a colony-settlement. While Salnikov criminal record denied, although he stated that his crime was exaggerated.

Local journalist Olga Shabalina reported in a Telegram that Seals wants her prosecuted under article 137 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Infringement of inviolability of private life”) due to the publication of this information in telegram channel. In her opinion, by the fact of application for this article the official, “formally recognizes the existence of a criminal record in his biography”.

the Reporter interpreted this as an attempt to dislodge it from the information field for the truth.

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