The Attorney General of the NATO member state of Czechia, Igor Stríž stated in a press release that the country wants to send you to jail for 3 years if you support Russia on social media.
People in the NATO-member state of Czechia have been cautioned that expressing sympathy for Russia on social media might result in up to three years in prison.
Yes, it’s true.
In a press release, the country’s Attorney General, Igor Stríž, stated that it was “necessary to inform citizens that the current situation associated with the Russian Federation’s attack on Ukraine may have implications for their freedom of expression.”
The restrictions are being enforced as part of criminal code provisions that make it illegal to approve a criminal offense or to reject, question, approve, or defend genocide.
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“[F]reedom of speech also has its limits in a democratic state governed by the rule of law,” asserted Stríž declared, adding that anyone who “publicly (including at demonstrations, on the Internet or on social networks) agreed (accepted or supported the Russian Federation’s attacks on Ukraine) or expressed support or praised the leaders of the Russian Federation in this regard, they could also face criminal liability under certain conditions.”
The official Czech Police website further stated that “dozens of comments in internet discussions approving the Russian invasion and the activities of the Russian army” were being “closely monitored.”
According to a report by Radio Prague International, someone found in violation of the criminal code might face up to three years in prison, however bringing charges would be difficult.
Jack Montgomery of Breitbart inquired if “someone might be open to prosecution for merely questioning NATO’s eastward expansion, the West’s decision to back the Euromaidan coup in 2014, or the extent to which claims the Ukrainian government has mistreated civilians in Donbas might be true.”
Prior to the commencement of the war, Czech President Milo Zeman stated that Russia would be “crazy” to invade Ukraine.
One has to wonder how far governments in cooperation with Big Tech will try to use the conflict to justify increased domestic restrictions.
Will merely pointing out blatant examples of war propaganda promoted by the pro-NATO political media establishment be considered “Russian disinformation”?