Zavolzhsky district court sentenced an engineer from Tver city Andrey Bubeyev to 2 years and 3 months in a penal colony for sharing posts about the Crimea in VK social network.
According to his lawyer, he pleaded not guilty, and believes that he is being persecuted for his beliefs.
As the lawyer told Interfax, the defense intends to appeal the decision.
State prosecution requested to sentence Andrey Bubeyev to 3.5 years in prison.
Mechanical engineer Andrey Bubeyev accused of public calls for extremist activity (part 2 of article 280 of the Criminal Code), and public calls for activities aimed at violation of the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation (part 2 of article 280.1 of the Criminal Code). The reason for the accusation was re-posting a material “Crimea is Ukraine” of a publicist Boris Stomakhin, and a picture on the same subject on his VK page.