Information about the criminal case against Yevgeny appeared on April 7, 2022. The fact that the tenth-grader is being prosecuted was written
about by Member of the Municipal Council Svetlana Kaverzina. What triggered the criminal investigation was a comment
left by Yevgeny Fokin under a post in the telegram channel of the coalition “Novosibirsk 2020”.
Later it turned out that Yevgeny reposted
someone else’s text in the comment section of the coalition chat. This was enough for the teenager to become involved in a criminal investigation under article 207.3, part 1 (“dissemination of false information about the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”). Mr. Fokin is unable to share
the details of his case as he has signed a non-disclosure statement.