Izhevsk resident fined for insulting Udmurtia Head
Earlier the Kremlin banned the use of the law on contempt for criticizing the heads of the regions.
The Oktyabrsky District Court of Izhevsk fined Daniil Fertikov, a resident of Izhevsk, for 30 thousand rubles for his storis on Instagram, in which he insulted the head of Udmurtia Alexander Brechalov. This is the first case of use of the law on contempt (part 3 of article 20.1 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation) in the republic, writes Kommersant.
Fertikov critisized Brechalov fore closure of the Izhevsk embankment. The authorities of the republic are concerned about the fact that young people come to the embankment and smoke hookah there. On May 21, the head of Izhevsk, Oleg Bekmemetyev, signed a decree banning tobacco smoking on the embankment.
“Well, I'm ready to upset you, the embankment is closed. Soon there will be a sign that the entrance is available until 22:00. Now there is a brick sign,” Fertikov wrote on Instagram and used a rude word next to the name Brechalov.
In late June, the presidential administration discussed the law enforcement practice of the law on contempt and concluded that the meaning of the bill is distorted. The Kremlin explained that administrative punishment is due for insulting state symbols and the state represented by the president, the Federal Assembly, the government and the courts. The new article of the Administrative Code does not apply to governors, mayors and law enforcement agencies.