Delayed Swastika Sentence

A resident of the Tyumen region town of Ishim was sentenced to 14 months in jail for drawing a swastika on a shop’s wall but had the sentence postponed for nine years because she has an underage daughter, Interfax reported Thursday.

Oksana Shabanova, 23, drew the Nazi symbol, as well as an unspecified “cynical slogan,” ahead of a visit by her skinhead friends from Omsk, seeking to impress them, local prosecutors said in a statement, adding that she was drunk at the time.

Shabanova was convicted of vandalism but will only begin serving her sentence after her 5-year-old child reaches 14, the report said.

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