Novocheboksarsk city court sentenced a volunteer of the local Navalny headquarters to two years and three months of imprisonment for the post with extremist content on VK.
Judge found him guilty under two articles of the Criminal Code – "Public calls for extremist activity" and "Raising hatred or enmity". Mironov wrote about Muslims after the news of the terrorist attacks.
Chuvash headquarters called the actions of siloviki and possibility of criminal punishment for activity on the Internet immoral.
Witnesses on the part of the prosecution were several law enforcement officers and a retiree who admitted that he didn't know how to connect to the Internet, but he was supervised by the FSB.
The activist has 10 days to challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court of Chuvashia. In case of failure, he will be sent to Chuvash colony.
The trial was held in closed session because of participation of FSB officers. The prosecutor asked for 2.5 years of imprisonment. Human rights activists of the "Open Russia" movement collected the money for a lawyer online.
Daniil Kuznetsov, «7x7»