17.01.2017 | Halya Coynash

Russian teacher jailed for repost alerting of child abuse, punished for trying to keep warm


Russian kindergarten teacher Yevgenia Chudnovets is serving a 5-month prison sentence for reposting a video showing a child being tormented in a children’s camp. The 3-second video of the naked child being tormented resulted in the police intervening and the eventual imprisonment of two camp officials – and of Chudnovets.  She was charged with ‘circulating child pornography’ for reposting the video which she says she did to draw attention to the abuse. 

Chudnovets was jailed on Nov 8, 2016 for this one repost on VKontakte of the video showing a child at the Katai children’s camp standing naked, with his back to the camera.  Since the staff member on the video was jailed for 3 years and the camp manager for 6, there was clearly a need to alert the authorities to the abuse taking place.  It may well be that a social network repost is not the best way to do this, however the prosecution, claimed, and a court obediently accepted, that a single repost which, according to several reports, clearly called for an investigation into such treatment of children constituted circulation of child pornography. 

Most incredibly, this court ruling came just 5 days after Russia’s own Supreme Court issued an explanation specifically noting that a single ‘like’ or reposting of material on a social network page was not in itself a ‘crime’.  The Court stated that the context and all circumstances must be taken into consideration before deciding if a person should be convicted and / or jailed.

There were protests over this conviction, including from Anna Kuznetsova, Russia’s Children’s Ombudsperson and back in November, Russia’s Investigative Committee claimed to be carrying out a check.  Then at President Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference, he promised to “pay attention” to the case.

Neither the check, nor the ‘attention’, resulted in more than the appeal court on December 22 reducing the original half-year sentence by one month.  The court thankfully did agree that Chudnovets’ 3-year-old could stay with his father and grandmother, rather than been forcibly placed in a children’s home as originally planned.

Now Rus Sidyashchaya, a site on political prisoners in Russia, reports that at New Year Chudnovets was placed in a punishment cell for 15 days, essentially for trying to keep warm. 

The Yekaterinburg SIZO or remand prison where she was still being held was bitterly cold, and she tried to hide her legs under a blanket during the day which is not permitted.  According to former prisoners, you would not normally be placed in a punishment cell for something as trivial as not having your bed made up and trying to keep warm.

Yet the SIZO administration imposed a 10-day term in the punishment cell, and when Chudnovets said that it seemed a lot, they added a further 5 days. The young mother was therefore held without any contact since you can neither send, nor receive letters while in punishment cells and is soon to be moved to a prison colony for the remainder of this insane sentence. 

Recommend this post


to post any message or commentary, you need to login »»

2017.04.08 | ypMs

botas de futbol

Adidas Shoes Discount Marketplace

adidas outlet

Nike Shoes Sale Store

air force one pas cher

Nike Air Damen


cheap uggs for women

Cheap Toms Shoes Outlet

nike schuhe günstig

Soccer Boots Outlet nike

Pandora Official Website

louboutin heels

Yeezy Men

Jordan Sneakers For Sale

zapatillas nike baratas

Yeezy Boost Sale Online

Original Ugg Boots

cheap uggs

Nike Air Jordan 11

canada goose jackets on sale

Bottes Ugg Femme Pas Cher

Air Nike

Discount Air Max

Doudoune Moncler Site Officiel

pandora outlet store

ugg factory outlet

Nike Air Sneakers

Nike Shox discount Sale

Nike Soccer Cleats Boots

Canada Goose Womens Coats

religion store

nfl store

Jordan Shoes Air

zapatilla adidas

Doudoune Moncler Femme Pas Cher

Nike Roshe Run Sale

Adidas Originals Superstar

hogan scontate

Nike Zapatos

official NHL jerseys

Cheap Toms Outlet Store

billige nike sko

Pandora Store

longchamp bags on sale

Ray Ban Sunglasses Online

Air Max Femme

pandora jewelry store

günstige nike schuhe


Pandora Store Sale

ugg clearance

nike air

Moncler Outlet Online

chaussure Nike homme

nike tn pas cher

nike mercurial soccer cleats

Adidas Superstar Sale Online

Pandora Store

Timberland Outlet

ugg store

Cheap Michael Kors

vans shoe store

scarpe nike

Nike Air 90

Doudoune Moncler Pas Cher

nike sneakers

Moncler Outlet Store

abercrombie and fitch store

retro jordans for cheap

Nike Air Max Cheap

zapatos de futbol nike

nike joggesko

Uggs Pas Cher Soldes

Descuentos Nike

Kobe Shoes Nike

Canada Goose Outlet

prada outlet

coach factory outlet online

converse store

Adidas Originals Stan Smith

Nike Shoes Discount Marketplace

Nike Air Women

uggs outlet

nike sportschuhe

Boty Nike Air

Nike Online Store

Boost Yeezy Sale On Line

christian louboutin outlet

zapatillas running

Nike Pas Cher Femme

Yeezy Black

Nike Shox Cheap

Air Max Pas Cher

Michael Kors Outlet

Oakley Sunglasses Cheap

adidas store

Michael Kors

Stone Island Outlet

Jordan Store

new jordan releases

Adidas Neo Discount Sale

Uggs For Cheap

huarache sneakers

reebok running shoes


Michael Kors Handbags Discount

Air Max Kopen

Ugg Pas Cher Femme

new pandora charms

Ugg boots Sale

Air max dam

suivre un envoi

womens nike air max

Discount TOMS

nike air max running shoes

Ugg Outlet Online Store

Cheap Air Max Trainers


Ray ban sale online

new yeezy shoes

23 IS BACK Store

Ugg Pas Cher En France

scarpe hogan outlet

nike sb stefan janoski

Chaussure Nike Air Max Pas Cher

Canada Goose Outlet

Vans Black Sneakers

nike air jordan pas cher

Hogan Outlet

Nike Air Pas Cher

fitflops sale uk

chaussures nike pas cher

Toms Factory Outlet

Air Max 90

nike shoes

Nike Air Max Goedkoop

Toms Outlet Online

Negozi Pandora

pandora beads

Canada goose dam

Coach Bags On Sale

goedkope nike air max

Adidas Superstar

Scarpe Air Max

Official Toms Shoes Outlet

Nike Store

Air Max Sneakers

toms sale

moncler jacket sale

Yeezy Shoes Discount Marketplace

Air max levně

Air Jordan Retro Sale

Hugo Boss Sale

Jordan Schoenen

canada goose jacket outlet

chaussure basket homme

Nike Factory Store

nike jordan shoes

Moncler Sale

Boutique Ugg

TOMS For Sale

Nike Air Huarache For Sale

Cheap Michael Kors Tote Bag

cheap nike air max

Moncler Jackets Discount Marketplace

toms shoes outlet

Ray-Ban Official Discounted Site

newest lebron shoes

ypMs 2017.4.8


forgot the password




send me a new password

on top