Ukraine: Odessans arrested for posting in social networks

July 31: Two residents of the Odessa region were arrested for postings on social networks calling for the overthrow of the ruling regime and the implementation of acts of terrorism, it was reported by the press center of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Criminal proceedings were opened under Art. 109 (actions aimed at overthrowing the constitutional order), 110 (separatism) and 258-2 (public incitement to commit terrorist acts).

TIMER reminds its readers that very real criminal liability can result from posts on social networks. So it is advisable to think about what and how you write.

[Translator’s note: TIMER is an independent publication in Odessa that opposes the U.S.-backed fascist regime in Kiev. Its editors and journalists have been subject to threats and searches by the SBU.]


Translated by Greg Butterfield

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