TOP LEGAL EVENTS OF THE LAST WEEK
The Kremlin has pardoned the acts committed by the Wagner PMC, including the killing of military pilots, the destruction of aircraft and helicopters, the capture of a city with a population of one million, and even the threat of capturing Moscow. This indicates that the concept of the rule of law holds little significance in Russia, resembling more of a cargo cult than a functioning legal system. Even the "criminal value system" used in the criminal underworld carries more weight than the official articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
To describe the entire legal absurdity of this situation, the words of propagandist Margarita Simonyan fittingly come to mind: "Legal norms are not Christ's commandments and not Moses' tablets... And if in some exceptional critical cases, it turns out that they stop fulfilling their function and perform the opposite, then they can go to hell."
The FSB has declared the closure of the criminal case regarding armed mutiny. The Chief Security Officer of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation has reported that, during the investigation of the case, it was determined that the participants had ceased their criminal activities on June 24th.
A total of 104 individuals and entities have been subjected to sanctions by the European Union (EU). Russian officials, journalists, entrepreneurs, military personnel, and companies affiliated with the defense-industrial complex have been newly added to the EU's sanction lists, as reported in the Official Journal of the EU on Friday. Among the sanctioned entities, there are 71 individuals and 33 structures included in the EU's sanction lists.
The Prosecutor General's Office has declared the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) an "undesirable organization". They announced that: "In fact, the so-called environmental protection and ecological education activities under the leadership of N. Isdell, a subject of Great Britain, are used by WWF as a cover for implementing projects that pose threats to security in the economic sphere".
Google LLC has been fined 4 billion rubles by a Russian court. The magistrate's court of the Presnensky district in Moscow has ruled to impose a fine on Google LLC, amounting to twice the original sum, as part of an antitrust case brought by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of the Russian Federation. The court's decision was reported by the regulatory authority.