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Russian blogger jailed for 5 years for pro-Ukraine posts

MOSCOW (AFP) – A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for inciting hatred and extremism by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.The court in Tomsk, western Siberia, also banned Vadim Tyumentsev, 35, from using the Internet for three years, according to the non-governmental group Sova, which works on monitoring nationalism and xenophobia in Russia.Sova said Tyumentsevs sentence for inciting inter-ethnic hatred and for extremist activities was too harsh, considering it was only for posting videos online.In the YouTube videos, Tyumentsev notably called …read more

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