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Altan Ochirov

Affiliated media: Telegram channel «Volny ulus», Blogger, Former City Hall Employee

Incident date: August 25, 2022

Attack type:

  • Prosecution for dissemination of false information and fakes (3)

Who attacked: Authorities

Source: Caucasian Knot

Location: Russia, Republic of Kalmykia, Elista

Additional information:

The city court of Elista is considering the case of former City Hall employee Altan Ochirov, who is charged under an article on «military fakes» (Paragraphs «B» and «E» of Part 2 of Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Ochirov is charged with running the Telegram channel «Volny ulus». At the first court session on July 28, Ochirov did not plead guilty. At the court session on August 24, the court rejected 3 of 4 defense motions, including the request to question in court the head of the Fifth Directorate of the Russian Army General Staff, whose letter formed the basis of the charge.