The court in St. Petersburg sentenced the 44-year-old Volodymyr Tymoshenko from Kislovodsk to two years of colony of strict regime for the post about the officials in the social network Vkontakte. About it reports Radio Freedom.

Tymoshenko was found guilty of inciting hatred to the authorities.

According to investigators, he in August 2015, being in prison, he dictated his girlfriend post for Facebook with the words “anti-people regime” and “punitive-repressive apparatus.” In December 2016 Tymoshenko was released from prison, and two weeks later he was arrested on charges of “inciting hatred or enmity to the officials”.

Itself Tymoshenko denies wrongdoing and intends to appeal the verdict. The lawyer of the convicted person claims that in his actions there is no crime.

In recent years, in Russia for publications on social networks have condemned hundreds of people.

See also: Fakes in social media has influenced elections in 18 countries – Freedom House

In Russia, the man received two years in prison for a post on the officials 28.11.2017

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