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Russian YouTuber Yury Dud Accused of ‘Drug Propaganda’

A lawsuit filed with a Moscow court docket accuses in style YouTuber and journalist Yury Dud of “on-line drug propaganda,” the state-run RIA Novosti information company reported Thursday.  

The federal government-affiliated Secure Web League — a nonprofit that acts as a web based morality watchdog — filed a police attraction in opposition to Dud in April, accusing him of selling medication in his current interviews with blogger Ivangai and rapper Morgenshtern.

Moscow’s Zyuzinsky District Court docket has accepted the lawsuit filed in opposition to Dud, RIA Novosti reported. 

“The case in opposition to Yu. A. Dud has been submitted to the court docket. The date of consideration has not but been set,” RIA Novosti quoted the court docket’s press service as saying.

If discovered responsible, Dud would face an administrative tremendous of as much as 1.5 million rubles ($20,857).

Dud hasn’t but commented on the case.

Earlier this month, Morgenshtern was fined 100,000 rubles ($1,390) after a court docket discovered proof of “drug propaganda” in two of his songs. That case was additionally spearheaded by the Secure Web League.

Greater than 20 million folks watched Dud’s interview with Ivangai on YouTube and over 26 million watched his interview with Morgenshtern. 

Dud has been an outspoken advocate of Russians’ proper to peacefully protest, most lately forward of nationwide protests in help of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny that weren’t approved by the authorities.

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