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Monday, June 10, 2024

A Moscow court on Wednesday sentenced Russian blogger Anna Bazhutova to five-and-a-half years in jail for livestreaming witness testimony about alleged Russian atrocities during the occupation of the Kyiv suburb of Bucha.



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"The Ostankino district court in northern Moscow found Bazhutova guilty of spreading "fake" information on abuses by the Russian army in Ukraine on her YokoBovich channel on the Twitch livestreaming service.

Russia has waged an unprecedented crackdown on dissent since it launched its military campaign against Ukraine in February 2022.

Ukraine accuses the Russian army of carrying out a massacre in the town near Kyiv during its retreat from the region in spring 2022. Moscow rejects these accusations and says the massacre was staged by the West."


"In April 2022, Bazhutova did a live broadcast including witness statements from people living in Bucha who directly accused the Russian military of carrying out killings.

A recording of the broadcast was republished in June 2023 by bloggers that support Russia's offensive in Ukraine, who filed a complaint against her to police.

Two months later, police came to her home and confiscated audiovisual materials. Her seven-year-old Twitch channel was blocked.

Moscow made criticism of the military illegal shortly after launching its assault on Ukraine and has since detained thousands of opponents."

Donald is taking notes....

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2024-06-10 04:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Video by Russian ex-pat about this case and other Twitch streamers who have been imprisoned...

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2024-06-10 04:44 PM | Reply

Donald is taking notes....


Of course he is.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2024-06-10 05:49 PM | Reply

Let me just drop this here...

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#4 | Posted by Corky at 2024-06-10 06:20 PM | Reply

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