Author of Metro 2033 Reportedly Sentenced to Imprisonment for 8 Years
As seen in a report by , the author of Metro 2033 has been sentenced to 8 years in prison on account of spreading misinformation about the Ukraine-Russia conflict. The author, Dmitry Glukhovsky, was tried in absentia in a Moscow court and was found guilty and charged with a sentence of 8 years in prison.
Glukhovsky Charged for 8 Years in Russia Ukraine War
The Metro 2033 author has come under legal scrutiny due to an Instagram post made on 12th March 2022, where he wrote, “Stop the war! Recognize that this is a real war against a whole nation and stop it!”
Dmitry Glukhovsky has been accused of spreading misinformation in the form of text and images on social media, and has been apprehended for the same by the Russian government. Glukhovsky’s allegations regarding Russia’s brutality towards Ukraine have been dismissed as being fake and misleading.
The backdrop to this controversy stems from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which led to the passage of a contentious bill by Russian lawmakers. This legislation introduced significant penalties, including imprisonment for up to 15 years, for individuals found guilty of spreading "fake" information that contradicts the official Russian government narrative about the conflict.
Remarkably, Glukhovsky's trial proceeded without his physical presence. His current whereabouts remain undisclosed, leaving room for speculation. Despite his absence, the court handed down a sentence of up to 8 years in prison.
Dmitry Glukhovsky authored Metro 2033, which has since been expanded to several sequels and has also been adapted as a game.