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Blogger is investigated for her alleged support of Russia’s offensive in Ukraine

Samizdat | June 18, 2022

A blogger with tens of thousands of subscribers has said she is being probed in Germany over her coverage of the Ukraine conflict. German media confirmed the activist is the subject of an investigation by a local prosecutor’s office.

In an interview aired on Friday on Russia’s Channel One, Alina Lipp said she was being “persecuted” in particular for a post from February 24, the day when Russia launched its offensive against Ukraine. Back then she wrote that “denazification” had started, while also accusing Ukraine of killing civilians for years.

“Secondly, I am being prosecuted for the fact that on March 12 I published a video on my Telegram channel where I said that Ukraine is carrying out genocide in the Donbass,” Lipp revealed.

According to the German news website t-online, law enforcement suspects Lipp of “constantly showing her solidarity with Russia’s war against Ukraine,” of fomenting a split in German society and of spreading hatred through “distorted, partially false” reporting.

The case was initially opened by the German public prosecutor’s office in Lueneburg following multiple complaints since February, t-online reports, citing the body’s spokesperson. Later it is reported to have been handed over to the prosecutor’s office in Goettingen, which is the central office for the investigation of internet hate crimes.

Lipp, who currently lives in Russia and has done several reports from Donbass, was born to a German mother and a Russian father. She runs a German-language news blog called ‘News from Russia.’ She also has a Telegram channel with over 174,000 followers and a small video channel on PeerTube. It is unclear if the blogger has faced any charges in Germany. However, a local bank, DKV-Bank, has seized the financial assets that she has received as donations, according to t-online, with €1,600 ($1,679) said to be frozen from her account.

Lipp has branded the probe against her a “partisan judiciary” and has said that she is being punished for violating an “unwritten law,” adding that it is “freedom of expression” that is being targeted in her case. Under the German Criminal Code, condoning or approving a criminal offense “in a way that is likely to disturb public peace” is punishable by a fine or up to three years in jail.

June 18, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance |

5 Comments »

  1. Bless this intrepid, on-point lady/purveyor of real-news journalism…may she be exonerated godspeed-like (doubtful? — given the Russophobic frenzy here, there, everywhere).

    Thanks to Samizdat and Aletho News!

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by roberthstiver | June 18, 2022 | Reply

  2. Again, I ask: Whose nuke was set off on February 8, 2015 in Donetsk?

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by rediscover911com | June 18, 2022 | Reply

  3. Isn’t censorship wonderful? I truly feel for the Germans. No people have gone through so much insidious brainwashing since 1945. The Germans need to regain their past, kick NATO and especially the U.S. troops out of their country and get rid of their Zionist ass-kissing politicians.

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    Comment by papasha408 | June 19, 2022 | Reply

    • Hear, hear! I may still have German relatives with my blood streaming in their veins…as you write, I “truly feel sorry for (them).” Enough is way enough already of decade after decade of guilt, vindictive manipulation, obsequiousness, tribute-paying….

      Like

      Comment by roberthstiver | June 19, 2022 | Reply


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