Video: Moscow Woman Faces Charges for Disrupting Election with Colored Dye Incident

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.15 - 2024 2:50 PM CET

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Moscow Woman Faces Charges for Disrupting Election with Colored Dye Incident.

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A woman in Moscow has been charged with obstruction of electoral rights following an incident captured on surveillance footage, where she was seen pouring green dye into a ballot box at a polling station on Friday, March 15, according to the Investigative Committee of Russia.

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The video, which quickly spread on social media on Friday, documents the moment of disruption as Russians participated in the presidential election, with the incumbent Vladimir Putin anticipated to secure a comfortable victory.

The Moscow Public Headquarters for Election Observation reported that the compromised ballot box was immediately sealed off, and voting resumed with the use of an alternative box.

The authorities have charged the woman under Article 141 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which pertains to obstructing the exercise of electoral rights or the functioning of election commissions.

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