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Two Zaporizhzhia websites receive threats from russia again

01.07.2022, 10:45

The editors of two Zaporizhzhia websites, and, received new threats from russia about incarceration for "spreading fakes."

The employees of the editorial offices told told this to the IMI representative in Zaporizhzhia region.

On June 29, the editorial inbox received a short email from user "Elmira Afanasyeva," sent via russian mail service The rhymed letter read, in particular: "russian troops are liberators, their operation saves lives and stability. And you, propaganda spreaders, will not escape criminal responsibility!" editorial team received two letters from russia. On June 29, user "Alyona Pakhomova" sent them threats about imprisonment for their activities via the mail service. The letter had the following content: "Deceiving the public with your agenda, spreading fakes for your propaganda, don’t you get a suspicion that Zelenskyy is a liar? Are you ready, through capitulation, with penal institutions as the place of your emigration, to meet such a shameful end?"

The next day, June 30, the journalists of the editorial office received another email that mentioned Judas, "Vlasovites," and "Motherland betrayers."

As IMI reported, these Zaporizhzhia websites have been receiving threats from russia since March. Namely, they have already received similar threats on March 25March 26 and March 28April 3, 4April 7-11April 17April 25May 15May 23May 25June 2, 6, June 10, and June 16.

The authorities have opened criminal proceedings for email threats received by Zaporizhzhia editorial offices from russia. The criminal proceedings have been instituted under Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code “Violation of the laws or customs of war.” The sanction of the article provides for imprisonment for a term of eight to twelve years.

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