TOP LEGAL EVENTS OF THE LAST WEEK
Active measures are being taken to suppress political opponents of the Kremlin in Russia, while simultaneously preparing for a prolonged war. In this context, the authorities have adopted a series of legislative acts to prepare for a new wave of mobilization, expanding citizens' conscription age. It is evident that the government seeks to limit the rights and freedoms of Russians to establish a full-fledged totalitarian regime while aiming to suppress and eliminate all manifestations of civil resistance.
The State Duma has passed several laws aimed at tightening the rules for conscription into military service. The State Duma approved on Tuesday, in the third and final reading, a law according to which the conscription age for military service in Russia will be set from 18 to 30 years starting from January 1, 2024. The State Duma also increased the responsibility for failure to timely report to military enlistment offices, establishing an administrative fine ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 rubles.
The court in Moscow has arrested Igor Girkin (Strelkov). Judge of the Meshchansky Court in Moscow , Olesya Mendeleeva, ordered the arrest of former Minister of Defense of the Donetsk People's Republic, Igor Girkin (Strelkov), for two months until September 18. It is directly connected with a case involving calls for extremism (Part 2, Article 280 of the Criminal Code of Russia) on the internet.
The founder of Group-IB, Ilya Sachkov, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for treason. The Moscow City Court has sentenced Ilya Sachkov, founder of the cybersecurity company Group-IB (currently known as F.A.C.C.T.), to 14 years in a strict regime colony. The businessman was found guilty of treason (Article 275 of the Criminal Code of Russia).
The State Duma has passed a law prohibiting website registration using any foreign email services. During the session on Wednesday , in the third and final reading, The State Duma has passed a law that includes a provision banning registration on Russian websites using foreign email services.