Russian activist Olga Misik is grounded for 2 years and 2 months for vandalism. In addition, she may not be outside between 10:00 and 6:00 a.m., the judge judges.
Last summer, Misik was arrested after smeared a public prosecutor‘s office building with paint. She had also put up a banner with a statement of support for political prisoners. Since then, she’s been under house arrest and she‘s not allowed to use the Internet.
The activist gained prominence in 2019, when she was a 17-year-old girl, she read the constitution to the riot police during demonstrations. The picture of “the girl with the constitution”, on which Misik is in tailor-made and with a bulletproof vest to the article about the right to peaceful protest, was all over the world.
Misik is widely praised on social media for her opposition to Putin’s regime. Her closing plea in court went viral last week.
In that plea, Misik quoted the German student Sophie Scholl. He was convicted of high treason during World War II and decapitated at the age of 22.
“ She was prosecuted for pamphlets and graffiti, I for posters and paints,” Misik said in court. “In reality, we are both on trial for our political thoughts. My case is very similar to Sophie‘s, and today’s Russia is very similar to Nazi Germany,” says the activist.