A criminal case was opened against the creator of Gulagu.net. “Paper”
Investigators of the Moscow Department of the Investigative Committee excited a criminal case about “fakes” about the Russian army against the creator of the human rights project Gulagu.net Vladimir Osechkin.
The case against Osechkin was initiated under the second part of article 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. He faces up to ten years in prison. Now Osechkin is a suspect in the case.
According to investigators, in March 2022, Osechkin on the YouTube channel Gulagu.net “publicly disseminated deliberately false information about the activities of Russian military personnel during a special military operation” and thus “discredited state authorities and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.” Investigators do not specify what kind of information was the reason for the case.
Osechkin has been living outside of Russia for several years. Investigators are considering putting the human rights activist on the wanted list.
This is not the first criminal case against Osechkin. In 2015, he left the country after a fraud case was brought against him. In the fall of 2021, Osechkin was put on the wanted list after he made public a huge archive with videos of torture in Russian colonies.
Osechkin created the human rights project Gulagu.net in 2011. The project tells about torture and corruption in the Russian penitentiary system and protects the rights of convicts. In May 2021 he stopped work in Russia, and two months later Roskomnadzor blocked project site. In July 2022, Gulagu.net was one of the first to report on the recruitment of convicts in Russian colonies for the war in Ukraine.
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