Man to be tried in Tatarstan over Nazi photos on Immortal Regiment site
MOSCOW, July 31 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan will hear a case against resident of Kazan Mohammed Al-Ayubi charged with rehabilitation of Nazism during the Immortal Regiment movement online action, according to the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
Indictment has been already approved against the defendant. In addition to the Nazism rehabilitation the man stands accused of drug possession. Investigators earlier found 73.8 grams of cannabis, the statement reads.
According to the investigation, on May 4, Al-Ayubi using a social network mobile application sent a photo of Adolf Hitler to the website of the Immortal Regiment movement for its further translation alongside veterans of the Great Patriotic War and home front workers.
In mid-May, investigative authorities opened criminal cases after finding out that photographs of Nazi criminals were published on websites of the Immortal Regiment movement. The photos were published in the framework of a virtual event aimed at preservation and perpetuating of the memory of the generation fighting against Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.
According to investigators, on or before May 3 and on or before May 10 ill-minded persons published on a freely accessible website photographs of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler and other Nazi criminals; they were falsely designated as participants of the war against the Nazis.