Claim Russian singer arrested for protesting Ukraine conflict is fake news: police

May 04, 2022 - 14:31
Police of Đà Lạt City have clarified that information circulating on social media that a Russian singer was arrested for protesting the war in Ukraine was false.


Facebook posts claiming a Russian artist was arrested in Lâm Đồng for public protests against Russia's action in Ukraine. — Photo

LÂM ĐỒNG — Police of Đà Lạt City have clarified that information circulating on social media that a Russian singer was arrested for protesting the war in Ukraine was fake news.

Since May 1, many social network sites have published posts saying that Đà Lạt City Police arrested a Russian street singer at Lâm Viên Square because he held a banner protesting Russia’s “invasion of Ukraine”.

Đà Lạt police said that on May 1 they summoned a Russian national named Propisnov Alexander, born in 1981, to request him to strictly comply with the regulations related to passport and visa extensions, as they had expired but he still stayed at accommodation in the city.

His behaviour violated the regulations on exit, entry, transit, residence, and travel specified in Government’s Decree No 144/2021/ NĐ-CP on various administrative fines for violations of social order and security.

After working with the police, Alexander said he was now aware of his mistake and had travelled to HCM City to complete the procedures for passport and visa extension.

The police warned that individuals who post and share unverified and untrue information related to the case will be handled in accordance with the law, and in serious cases could face criminal trial. — VNS