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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Volunteer Navalny was sentenced to 2 years for deleted posts “Vkontakte”

Novocheboksarsk city court (Chuvashiya) was sentenced to 2 years and 3 months in prison voltera headquarters of Alexei Navalny Alexey Mironov two post in a social network “Vkontakte”, which he has deleted a year ago.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Mironov put the blame of the record, one of which he talked about fighting a “Muslim”, and the second without specifying a particular country required a “violent regime change”.

Both records, the court found the evidence against the activist: the first was qualified under article 282 of the criminal code (“inciting hatred or hostility, and humiliation of human dignity”), and the second — under article 280 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Public appeals to extremist activity”).

The court, as indicated by “Open Russia”, cooperating with which the lawyer Yury Ivanov defended Mironov, was held behind closed doors. This decision was taken due to the fact that witnesses in the case were employees of the FSB, one of the witnesses allegedly stumbled on the posts of the defendant in the Network, at the trial admitted that he did not know how to “enable Internet” and has no idea of what a social network “Vkontakte”.

Before the trial Mironov was included in the list of “extremists and terrorists,” maintained by the Federal financial monitoring service, the activist did not admit guilt in the final statement said that he had not called for violence, although do not believe in acquittal.

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