MOSCOW, January 31 (RAPSI) – Russian courts have convicted thirteen persons of divulging state secrets in the first half of 2017, a report prepared by the Judicial Department of the Supreme Court reads on Wednesday.

According to the report, over the same period one person was convicted of treason and another one was convicted of espionage.

In 2016, courts convicted 42 persons of these crimes, whereas in 2015 there were registered 28 similar verdicts.

Overall, in the first half of 2017 courts convicted 274 persons of crimes against the fundamentals of the Constitutional system and state security. There were registered no acquittals with respect to such criminal cases. At the same time, thirteen persons were convicted of public calls for changing Russia’s constitutional system, while 36 persons were convicted of the same crime committed with the use of media. One person was convicted of online calls to violate Russia’s territorial integrity.