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The female resident of St. Petersburg was put on probation for comments in social networks - RIA Novosti, 8/23/2018


ST.-PETERSBURG, 23 Aug — RIA Novosti. The Kirov district court of St. Petersburg has sentenced to two years of imprisonment conditionally local resident Olga Chernichkina for placement on social network of comments of extremist contents, the joint press service of city courts reports on Thursday. © Fotolia/kreizihorse Has liked — in prison. What stands behind criminal cases under article 282 "On the Thirteenth of December, 2016 the defendant … as the user of social network "VKontakte" has placed the comments directed to arousing hatred and hostility and also to humiliation of dignity of a group of persons on the bases of sex, races, nationalities, language, origin, the relation to religion in group (in a social network. — Editor's note) … The court has imposed sentence in the form of imprisonment for a period of two years conditionally with a trial period one year" — it is said in the statement. As the press service of city courts, comments of Chernichkina who has admitted guilt notes, "contained motivation to use of hostile violent acts" concerning representatives of the Caucasus and Central Asia. The Mail.ru Group company which is earlier owning social network "VKontakte" has reported that it has asked the State Duma to introduce the bill of amnesty of convicts for extremism, dissemination of information and other activity in social networks, including likes, reposts, the publication of images if such actions had no socially dangerous consequences. One of the last high-profile criminal cases "for likes and reposts" — business of the Altai student Maria Motuznoy who has a few years ago kept at herself on a page in photo social networks which have interested law enforcement authorities. Against her two criminal cases are brought at once, threatens the girl up to five years of colony. Case is already considered in the Barnaul court.© RIA Novosti / Natalya Seliverstova to Pass into an image bank In Novosibirsk the man the deputy of the State Duma Sergey Shargunov and his colleague conditionally have condemned for appeals to extremism in соцсетиВ the end of June, the deputy Alexey Zhuravlev have brought the package of bills excluding criminal liability for reposts on the Internet in the lower house of parliament. The purpose of the bill is "establishment of fair responsibility for commission of actions, insignificant on degree of public danger and therefore not able to be considered as criminal offense, for example "reposts" of news and messages on social networks and other resources" the Internet, authors of an initiative note. The project was supported then by the ministry of digital development, communication and mass communications of the Russian Federation, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova, in the Federation Council have also spoken in favor for this initiative. However the head of the State Duma Committee on state construction and the legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov has said that the committee won't support the existing edition of this bill.

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