The Investigative Committee Is Investigating a Criminal Case Against a Citizen of Colombia on the Dissemination of Deliberately False Information About the Actions of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine

The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has initiated a criminal case against Giraldo Saray Alberto Enrique, a citizen of the Republic of Colombia. He is charged with committing a crime under Part 2, Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (dissemination of deliberately false information about the actions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation). The man has been detained; the investigation plans to file a request for the preventive measure of pretrial detention.

It has been established that in the period from March 9 to March 18, 2022, Giraldo Saray, by prior agreement with the persons who guided his actions from abroad, provided technical preparation and subsequent covert placement of mobile devices in one of the shopping malls in Moscow. They were used for dissemination of deliberately false reports about the actions of the Armed Forces of Russia in Ukraine, including alleged killings of civilians, through a mass mailing remotely carried out to subscribers of Russian telecom operators.

The conducted investigative and operational measures stopped this criminal activity. The home of the accused was searched: items and documents of probative value were confiscated. During the inspection of the shopping mall, investigators found six hidden smartphones with external power sources that provided mass mailings. Their operation was blocked.

The criminal investigation is ongoing.

15 April 2022 16:25

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