Russian authorities have opened a criminal case against Oleg Orlov, one of the figures of the NGO Memorial, accused of having "discredited" the Russian army fighting in Ukraine, the NGO, co-winner of the Nobel Prize, said on Tuesday. Peace.
In a message posted on Telegram, Memorial said Mr Orlov was being prosecuted for “
public activities aimed at discrediting
” the Russian armed forces, an article of the criminal code used against critics of the conflict in Ukraine.
If charged, he faces a heavy prison sentence.