The European Court of Human Rights took the complaint of Yevgeny Zhukov, the coordinator of the AgitRossiya Movement in Kurgan who complained about the interference of the authorities with freedom of expression in a song about Vladimir Putin. The activist told 7x7 about this.
In July 2019, Yevgeny Zhukov was put to justice for publishing an obscene song about the president which he had posted on vk.com. The activist was fined for 40 thousand rubles under the article on contempt.
— The police and the FSB have known about this song for a long time, they were just waiting until the time is ripe to charge me with it. We have got Article 29 of the Constitution, in which everyone is guaranteed the freedom of ideas and speech, the right to freely look for, receive, transmit, produce and distribute information by any legal way, it guarantees the freedom of mass communication and bans censorship. In addition, the case file contained no evidence of who made the publication, from which IP-addresses. If human rights mean nothing in Russia, then we will sue in Europe, - explained Zhukov to the correspondent of 7x7.
The Agora International Human Rights Group is protecting Yevgeny Zhukov's interests. Lawyer Stanislav Seleznev said on Facebook that this was the twelfth complaint under the article on contempt filed by Agora's lawyers and considered in the ECHR.
In April 2019, Zhukov was put to justice for the Pay Taxes Campaign. He photographed himself in the Putin mask in different places of the city and published the photo in social networks. Zhukov dedicated the campaign to raising VAT to 20%. In January, Yevgeny Zhukov reported that FSB had followed him.