Date: 10 months ago   Category: Incidents

The ECHR has acquitted the blogger who in Russia was condemned for the comment on the Internet


The European Court of Human Rights has decided that Russia has to pay to the Russian blogger Savva Terentyev compensation of €5 thousand within three months.

the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has obliged Russia to pay €5 thousand to the Russian blogger Savva Terentyev who was condemned in 2008 for incitement of hatred to police officers. It is said in the decision on the website of court. the Court has decided

that the defendant state has to pay to the applicant the specified sum within three months.

concerning Terentyev the court considered the proceedings initiated according to Art. 10 of the European convention on human rights (everyone has the right freely to express the opinion).

Terentyev became the first person in Russia who was accused of extremism for the comment on the Internet. As "The Russian BBC service" reports, in 2011 the blogger and his family were granted a political asylum in Estonia, now they live in Austria.

according to the edition, in 2007 Terentyev has criticized the Ministry of Internal Affairs in "LiveJournal" of one of the acquaintances. On July 7, 2008 the city court of Syktyvkar has sentenced Terentyev to a year of imprisonment conditionally for incitement of hatred and hostility concerning police officers.

in 2011 he has said In an interview to "The Russian BBC service" that he isn't going to come back to Russia.

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