DW News published this video item, entitled “Russian opposition politician sentenced to 8+ years jail for spreading “fake information” | DW News” – below is their description.
Ilya Yashin, a Russian opposition politician, receved a sentence of eight years and six months on Friday for charges that he spread “fake information” by detailing evidence of atrocities carried out in Bucha, near the capital Kyiv.
Russian authorities allege Yashin had committed a a “provocation” against Russia.
His trial was focused on a YouTube video he published in April, in which he discussed what Western journalists had uncovered in Bucha.
After the verdict, Yashin wrote on social media, “With this hysterical verdict, the authorities want to intimidate us all but, in fact, it only shows their weakness. Strong leaders are calm and confident.”
He added, “Only weaklings try to shut everybody up and scorch any kind of dissent.”
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