Free Vladimir Yefimov!
The journalist is prohibited from certain actions and activities
Vladimir Yefimov is a journalist with 30 years of experience and Head of the Kamchatka branch of the Russian United Democratic Party “Yabloko”. He is facing up to 3 years in prison for “discrediting” the Russian army
About the criminal case
What is Vladimir charged with?
On the evening of May 23, 2022, Vladimir Yefimov was detained by the police near his home in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The politician was taken in for questioning to the local police department, where he learnt about the criminal case against him. He was charged under article 280.3, part 1 (“discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”) for publishing critical posts in Facebook**. “To help the investigation”, the police searched Mr. Yefimov’s apartment and seized all of the technical equipment.

Having spent two days in a temporary holding facility Mr. Yefimov was released after being prohibited from using the internet and attending public events during the investigation. For his posts criticizing the “special operation” the journalist has already been fined 123,000 roubles in total. Now the 67-year-old Vladimir Yefimov is facing up to 3 years in prison.
Vladimir Yefimov is well-known in Kamchatka as a journalist and politician. Back during the Perestroyka era, he founded an independent TV company, “TVK”, which went off air in early 2000s. Since then he has been writing his own blog and has been engaged in politics. Since the beginning of the “special operation” Mr. Yefimov has published numerous critical and pacifist posts.

At the moment Vladimir and his family are raising money for the fines and legal services. You can help the regional opposition politician by sending money.
How can I help?
Donate to Vladimir Yefimov

Sberbank bank card number:
5469 4009 6559 4398.

Oleg Svyatoslavich Ye. (Vladimir’s brother)

Publications on Vladimir’s case

*A publication, which, in the opinion of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, carries out functions of a foreign agent

**The Facebook social network is owned by the company Meta Platforms Inc. In Russia, this company has been declared an extremist organization and is banned
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