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Resident of Karelia got convicted for a comment about Putin

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The court in Karelia fined Denis Vilkov from the village of Nadvoitsy for 350 thousand rubles on charges under Part 2 of Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Public Calls for Committing of Terrorist Activity) for a repost on vk.com. The correspondent of 7x7 reported this from the courtroom.

According to investigators, Vilkov shared a post on his page on vk.com with calls to eliminate Russian President Vladimir Putin. The defendant stated that he had not reposted anything. The Prosecutor's office asked to sentence Vilkov to five years in prison and two years of prohibition of employment as a website manager. Denis Vilkov told 7x7 that he considered his guilt to be unproved and the body of the crime to be absent.

— But the thing is that we live in the Russian Federation. When the FSB in Segezha opened this case and it lasted 12 months, the FSB in Petrozavodsk investigated it, conducted loads of searches, seized equipment from my employees, and a lot of money was thrown at research and inspections. And if I were acquitted today, it would mean that the employees of the FSB in Segezha and Petrozavodsk, along with the employees of the Prosecutor's office, should have been thrown out into the street because of their inability to work. Therefore, this is not justice that has been in balance today, but the fate of villager Vilkov and the professionalism of the FSB and the Prosecutor's office of Karelia.

The programmer is going to appeal against the court judgment.


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