Moscow prosecutor's office has warned citizens against participation in protests — reminding people that they could face up to 15 years in jail.
According to the official statement published Wednesday a few hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “partial mobilization," it said that posts with “information calling for participation in public actions in Moscow and the commission of other illegal acts” were published on social media.
“The Moscow Prosecutor's Office warns that the distribution of such materials… as well as participation in illegal actions are punishable under the current administrative and criminal legislation,” the statement read.
“The deed can be qualified as an administrative offense… which is punishable, including in the form of imprisonment for up to 15 years,” it added.
Some more context: According to OVD-Info, an independent monitoring group that tracks detentions in Russia, over 60 people have been detained at anti-mobilization protest actions in 8 cities across Russia.