As Russia prosecutes more online hate speech than ever, its first convict wins on appeal in Strasbourg

As Russia prosecutes more online hate speech than ever, its first convict wins on appeal in Strasbourg

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Meduza

…Russian courts violated his freedom of expression by sentencing him to a year’s probation for writing in February 2007 that “it would be nice to burn crooked cops.”

https://meduza.io/en/news/2018/08/28/as-russia-prosecutes-more-online-hate-speech-than-ever-its-first-convict-wins-on-appeal-in-strasbourg


The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of Savva Terentyev, the first Internet user in Russia ever convicted of extremism for a comment posted online, finding that Russian courts violated his freedom of expression by sentencing him to a year’s probation for writing in February 2007 t…

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