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Slovakia: Public Support of Russia Could Land You in Prison for Up to 25 Years


Like Czech Republic, neighboring Slovakia has launched the thought police on its citizens at the height of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Czech Republic: You Could be Imprisoned for Up to 3 Years for Publicly Supporting Russia’s Actions

While Czech Republic could imprison Russian supporters for up to three years, Slovakia has raised them a more severe prison sentence.

Anyone in Slovakia who voices public support of Russia' actions could receive up to 25 years in prison.

Has there ever been a point in history where the ones censoring free speech were the good guys?

Censorship is a dangerous path for any supposedly free country.

The past two years of the COVID-19 Plandemic taught us the detrimental impact of censorship.

And the Russia-Ukraine conflict is treading down the same path.

You can't voice particular opinions without facing censorship, or worse, imprisonment.

Správy RTVS reported:

In connection with the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, the police warn that in some cases, imprisonment for 10 to 25 years to life may be threatened for the promotion of the war. The National Criminal Agency (NAKA) will adequately address the search for such crime on the Internet.

She informed about it on Facebook.

"Whoever in a crisis situation intends to incite peace in any way, promotes war or otherwise supports war propaganda, is punished by imprisonment for ten to 25 years or imprisonment for life," the police pointed to § 417 of the Criminal Code.

If he finds such action, he will take uncompromising and vigorous action against such persons. "Even with the use of special police units," she warned.

Currently, an extraordinary situation applies in Slovakia . The government decided on this in connection with the mass influx of foreigners into the territory of the Slovak Republic before the war in Ukraine.

Exact wording of § 417 of the Criminal Code

Threats to peace

1, Whoever intends to incite peace in any way, incites war or otherwise supports war propaganda, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of one to ten years.

2, An offender shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of ten to twenty-five years or by life imprisonment if he commits an act referred to in paragraph 1.

(a) in connection with a foreign power or a foreign agent

(b) as a member of a dangerous group; or

(c) in a crisis situation.


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