Russia arrests Ukrainian MP Herashchenko in absentia
The Basmanny District Court of Moscow has arrested Anton Herashchenko, a board member of the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Ukraine and former adviser to the interior minister, in absentia RBC news agency reports, citing Basmanny Court secretary Yunona Tsareva. The secretary also clarified that the ruling was made on May 22.
A criminal case has been filed against Herashchenko according to Sec. 2 Art. 205.2 of Russia’s Criminal Code (public calls to carry out terrorist activity, public justification of terrorism or propagation of terrorism using the media or internet), which entails a maximum sentence of seven years’ imprisonment.
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