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Russian prosecutor seeks 7 years in jail for councillor over Ukraine criticism

According to reports, a man in Moscow was apprehended on Monday evening after trying to throw a Molotov cocktail at the Lenin
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A Russian prosecutor on Thursday requested a seven-year prison term for a Moscow city councillor for criticising Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, AFP reported from court.

Alexei Gorinov, a 60-year-old lawyer by training, was arrested in late April for spreading “knowingly false information” about the Russian army and is now on trial.

The charges come under new legislation that allows prison time for discrediting the Russian military and is part of Moscow’s increasing efforts to silence dissent.

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