The court banned the ex-mayor of Yekaterinburg from attending public places and events, using the Internet until September 29. On August 24, he was detained on a criminal case of discrediting the Army. The reason was his live broadcast on YouTube. The measure of restraint was reported by the mass media from the court.
Initially, the investigation asked to allow the ex-mayor of Yekaterinburg to leave the house only for a minute a day (actually being under house arrest), but the judge did not agree with it.
According to the judge, the reason for initiating the case was Roizman's live broadcast on YouTube, in which he said "[Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications] in Ukraine", "invasion of Ukraine", etc. In court, the politician wasn't pleaded not guilty.
Dozens of citizens came to the court to support Roizman (there were more than 80 of them in the court building during the day, according to SOTA estimates). Many people stayed outside. Yekaterinburg residents chanted “Freedom!” in the court building and applauded the ex-mayor. Natalya Turkeeva, a patient with SMA, also came to support Roizman, whom the politician's fund helped to organize her husband's funeral.
Evgeny Roizman - ex-mayor of Yekaterinburg. He has repeatedly spoken out against [Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications] in Ukraine. He was fined three times under the article on discrediting the army. On July 13, Evgeny Roizman posted a photo on Twitter with Vladimir Kara-Murza, Andrey Pivovarov and Ilya Yashin. He captioned the photo as follows: "I'm the only one on the loose." Except Pivovarov, other politicians are defendants in criminal cases about fakes about the Army.
In network the criminal case of Roizman was assessed as the final destruction of the opposition in Russia. The Internet magazine «7x7» asked journalists and politicians what the ex-mayor's case means for civil society.