Russian blogger gets five years in jail for ‘pro-Ukraine’ posts

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Russian blogger gets five years in jail for ‘pro-Ukraine’ posts


A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a blogger to five years in jail for what it said was his extremist activity on the Internet after he urged people to attend a protest against high transport fares and criticised Russian intervention in Ukraine.

Vadim Tyumentsev, 35, from the Siberian region of Tomsk, was also banned from using the Internet for three years in a case which Russian human rights activists said violated his rights to a proper defense.

Tyumentsev irritated local authorities...


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