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October district court of Samara dismissed the administrative business of the Deputy of regional Duma from the Communist party Mikhail Matveyev, who was accused of distributing fake information about diseases of coronavirus. As the MP informed the correspondent “of Rosbalt”, the case was dismissed for lack of an administrative offense.

March 29, Matveyev posted a tweet about receiving a message about the diagnosis of the coronavirus, one of the employees of the Moi in the Samara region. The report said that the employee was on vacation in Thailand and was exposed to the coronavirus.
Matveev considered her as Deputy, the duty to put the society aware of this case and to draw the attention of the leadership of the interior Ministry for possible violations of police officers. In the police activity of the MP was evaluated differently: was the Protocol on an administrative offense Matveev.

“it was originally completely empty, sucked from the finger. Lawyers have a saying: the judge you have something to write in the solution. In this case before the court was a very difficult task to write something in, if handed down a guilty decision,” — said the Deputy.

the MP hopes that today’s court decision is a good start in the fight for freedom of speech. “Now under the guise of fight against “fakes” made possible often excessively restrict the society in the right to receive and impart information,” he said.

we will Remind that earlier the court fined Mikhail Matveyev 45 thousand rubles in another case — for a series of tweets with the requirement to verify information about a positive test for the coronavirus of the inhabitants of Novokuybyshevsk. With this decision, the court Deputy is going to demand its abolition in the appeal.

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