Russian resident charged with calls to ignore anti-coronavirus rules to stand trial
MOSCOW, May 26 (RAPSI) – Investigators have completed probe into a resident of Birobidzhan, a town in Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Region, who had allegedly distributed leaflets calling not to follow measures aimed to prevent the coronavirus spread, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.
The case has been forwarded to prosecutors for the approval of indictment. Then it will be sent to court for consideration, the statement reads.
The defendant stands charged with disseminating knowingly false information about circumstances threatening people’s life and safety.
According to the investigation, in April, the accused published and distributed in public places of the town leaflets containing fake information on the danger of coronavirus for citizens and calls not to keep with prevention measures aimed to prevent the infection outbreak.