Sasha will remain in jail till April 10, 2023
Sasha Skochilenko was detained on April 11th, 2022 in St Petersburg for replacing price tags in a Perekrestok supermarket with stickers imitating price labels. These stickers contained information on the actions of the Russian military in Mariupol, Ukraine—information which Russian authorities consider to be "knowingly false". A store customer reported this to the police, and Sasha was charged with a criminal offense under the article 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
Sasha is charged with part D of this article—"motivation of political, ideological, racial, national, or religious hatred or enmity, or motivation of hatred or enmity towards a particular social group."
This part of the article calls for a punishment of up to 10 years of imprisonment.
St Petersburg courts have already put seven people in custody on similar charges of "public dissemination of knowingly false information". Their names are Maria Ponomarenko, Olga Smirnova, Viktoria Petrova, Boris Romanov, Vsevolod Korolyov, Oleg Belousov, rev. John Kurmoyarov, and Evgeny Bestuzhev.
Per the last court decision, Sasha will remain in custody till April 10, 2023.