“Since there is no real possibility of Glukhovsky’s participation in the criminal case, and all investigative actions have been completed in the criminal case, the production of which is possible in the absence of the accused, the trial will take place without the person involved ”, stressed the General Prosecutor’s Office.
Previously, similar trials in absentia took place against journalist Alexander Nevzorov and blogger Veronika Belotserkovskaya (recognized as foreign agents in the Russian Federation), who received 8 and 9 years in prison in absentia, respectively.
As for the author known for his post-apocalyptic novel “Metro-2033”, according to the investigation, from March 10 to May 10, 2022, while abroad, Glukhovsky posted on his personal pages on social networks a number of fakes. about allegedly committed. by servicemen of the RF Armed Forces during the crimes of SVO.