Legal Case of the Week: Actress who took part in video satirizing police jailed for three months

Week-ending 22 October 2021

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Larisa Krivonosova, an actress who took part in a video satirizing the police, has been sentenced to three months in jail. Initially she was fined and jailed for 10 days in September for ‘illegally wearing an official uniform,’ The Moscow Times reported. Released on parole from a penal colony in 2017, in August 2020 the authorities imposed a curfew and travel restrictions for ‘public order’ violations. She has now been sentenced to three months in prison for ‘repeatedly evading administrative supervision.’


The Moscow Times, 21 October 2021: A Russian comedic actress has been jailed in the Far East after appearing in a video where she satirized the country’s Interior Ministry spokeswoman, local media reported Thursday. Larisa Krivonosova was fined and jailed for 10 days in September for illegally wearing an official uniform after she portrayed Interior Ministry spokeswoman Irina Volk on a satirical YouTube series to make fun of Russian bureaucracy, local media reports said. […] The Ussuriysk district court in the Primorye region has found Krivonosova, 43, guilty of repeatedly evading administrative supervision and sentenced her to three months in jail, the local Interior Ministry said in a statement Wednesday. 

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