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Extremism on Vkontakte

A 22-year-old Tyumen region man was given a 10-month suspended sentence by a local court for posting extremist content on a social network, the local news web site SIA-Press said Wednesday.

The unidentified resident of the town of Kogalym was punished for uploading to his Vkontakte.ru page a video called “The Execution of a Tajik and a Dagestani,” banned as extremist by an Adygeya republic court.

The video, which shows the apparent murder of two people by ultranationalists, was released in 2008. No one has been arrested in connection with the video except an Adygeya student who first published it online. He was jailed for one year.

(MT)


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