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Russian Blogger Given Suspended Sentence for ‘Inciting Online Extremism’

In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 photo, A wheelchair bound woman activist surrounded by journalists holds a poster reading

A court in Moscow has handed popular blogger Yegor Zhukov a three-year suspended sentence after finding him guilty of inciting extremism online in a case condemned as politically motivated.

The Kuntsevo district court announced the verdict Friday as hundreds of supporters of Zhukov, 21, a student at Moscow’s prestigious Higher School of Economics, gathered outside the court building in western Moscow.

“The court has established that Zhukov made public calls for extremist activity using the internet,” Judge Svetlana Ukhnaleva said.

Zhukov was arrested in August amid protests that gripped Moscow for weeks this past summer as Russians read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com