Criminal investigation over anti-Yanukovych graffiti closed
Thankfully sanity has prevailed and the police have terminated their investigation into the actions of two students from the Kherson National Technical University who on 29 February were detained for pasting up leaflets which the police claimed “ridicule the Head of State in a rude and offensive manner”.
As reported, the next day SBU [Security Service] officers even carried out a search of the hostel rooms where the students live. The media then also reported that a criminal case had been initiated under Article 296 of the Criminal Code (group hooliganism) which can carry up to 4 years.
Whatever the sentence, it would have automatically forced the university administration (which has no complaints about the students) to expel them.