Russian court upholds sentence for pensioner over VKontakte post
MOSCOW, December 28 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – The Supreme Court of the Chuvash Republic upheld a two-year suspended sentence handed down to pensioner Nikolay Egorov for reposting extremist content on VKontakte social network, his lawyer Yevgeny Gubin told RAPSI on Wednesday.
Egorov was convicted of inciting ethnic hatred after an article by Russian journalist Boris Stomakhin was placed on his VKontakte page.
Egorov pleaded not guilty.
He claimed that a number of people had access to his account who could post the article.
Stomakhin, an editor of Radikalnaya Politika (Radical Politics) newspaper, was convicted of inciting terrorism and sentenced to 5 years in prison in 2007 and 6.5 years in 2014.