Veteran recognized victim in the case against Navalny

the 94-year-old veteran of the great Patriotic war of Ignat Artemenko recognized victim in the criminal case against politician Alexei Navalny. It is reported TASS with reference to information of GSU SK across Moscow.

“Today, as part of a criminal investigation 94-year-old veteran of world war I. S. Artemenko recognized as victims,” the report States.

According to investigators, Navalny posted a video on amendments to the Constitution in social networks with false information, discrediting the veteran of the information. A criminal case was opened under part 2, article 128.1 of the criminal code (“Slander, i.e. dissemination of knowingly false information discrediting the honor and dignity of another person and damaging his reputation, contained in a public speech”). Sanction article punishable by a fine in the amount of up to 1 million rubles or by compulsory works for a term up to 240 hours.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on postponement of the nationwide vote on the issue of approval of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation from April 22, for an indefinite date. New date for this event is “determined by a separate decree of the President of the Russian Federation”. On the national ballot submitted one question: “do You approve the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation?”.

Then Putin signed a decree on holding of voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation on 1 July.

One of the amendments, which allows Putin to be elected for a new presidential term, caused a public outcry. There are petitions that have opposed such changes.

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