Motuznaya charged with extremism for pictures on VKontakte flees to Kiev
The defendant violated the undertaking not to leave.
Maria Motuznaya, a resident of Barnaul, fled to Kiev to ask for asylum in violation of her own recognizance not to leave. She is accused of extremism for pictures posted on VKontakte. According to Motuznaya’s post on Twitter, her action is a step towards a new life.
On October 12, Motuznaya received permission from the court to travel to Moscow, where she participated in a conference of defendants in extremism cases. After that, she left Russia, Altapress reports.
The criminal case against Motuznaya was initiated over satirical religious pictures on a deleted page on the Russian social network. In early October, the court returned the case to the prosecutor's office due to violations committed by the investigation. On October 15, the statute of limitations for prosecution under the articles Motuznaya was imputed with had expired but the case was still pending. If the person of interest returns to Russia, she faces custody.
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