Russia: Schoolteacher faces 10 years in prison for telling students about a strike on a Ukrainian hospital

Index Number: EUR 46/5512/2022

A schoolteacher of English from Penza (a city approximately 600 km south-east of Moscow), Irina Gen, has been charged with “disseminating false information” about the Russian Armed Forces, a crime punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment, after a pupil recorded comments she made about the war in Ukraine and reported her to the authorities.

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