Russian prosecutor seeks 7 years in jail for councillor over Ukraine criticism

MOSCOW: A Russian prosecutor on Thursday requested a seven-year prison term for a Moscow city councillor accused of criticising Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. Alexei Gorinov, a 60-year-old lawyer by training, was arrested in late April for spreading “knowingly false information” about the Russian army and is now on trial. Gorinov is the first elected member of the opposition to face jail for criticising Moscow’s … Continue reading Russian prosecutor seeks 7 years in jail for councillor over Ukraine criticism