A 19-year-old Russian student, Olesya Krivtsova, is facing years in jail for criticizing the war in Ukraine on social media.
Krivtsova is currently under house arrest and must wear a bracelet that tracks her every move.
She was charged over social media posts authorities say to discredit the Russian army and justify terrorism.
Russian officials have added Olesya Krivtsova to the list of terrorists and extremists.
Krivtsova’s lawyer, Alexei Kichin, said she might face up to 3 years in prison for discrediting the Russian army.
Also, up to 7 years in prison under the article of justification of terrorism.
However, Krivtsova’s legal defense hopes for a softer punishment, such as a fine.
Independent human rights monitor OVD-Info said at least 61 cases were initiated in Russia in 2022 on the charges of justification of terrorism on the internet, with 26 leading to sentencing.
Krivtsova’s mother, Natalya Krivtsova, says the government is trying to warn the public, with her daughter being “publicly flogged” for not keeping her views to herself.