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Russia makes anti-war protests a crime

In Russia, merely speaking out against the war in Ukraine is an act of protest. Russian authorities have introduced a special set of laws, the so-called war censorship laws.

These laws introduced prison sentences of up to 15 years for spreading “fake news” and up to seven ears for “discrediting” the Russian army. Many in Russia are now serving unjust prison sentences because of these laws.

Alexandra Skochilenko, is serving her 7-year sentence under one of the Russian war censorship laws. She was protesting the war in Ukraine by changing supermarket price tags to antiwar statements.