Harvest the SBU, dozens of sentences for social media posts

Урожай СБУ: десятки приговоров за посты в соцсетях

According to the SBU, against the administrators of separatist groups since the beginning of this year we opened 28 criminal proceedings

2014 was made 36 of sentences under the article of “incitement to overthrow the government.”

In 2014, Ukraine was on the 36 sentences in the article on “incitement to overthrow the government”, which was announced in social networks. This is stated in the article, DW.

According to the SBU, against the administrators of separatist groups since the beginning of this year we opened 28 criminal proceedings for distributing calls for the violent overthrow of the constitutional order or seizure of power – is a crime under article 109 of the criminal code.

“DW was found in the open registry of court decisions of more than 50 sentences in this article by the courts in the spring of 2014. 36 or otherwise associated with the dissemination of relevant appeals through social networks,” the article said.

At the same time, it is noted that almost half of these sentences were for the administrators of separatist groups banned today in social networks “Vkontakte” and “Classmates”, who acted in Kiev, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Transcarpathian and other areas.

Some manufactures also concerned not admins of such groups, and citizens who did repost separatist materials on their own pages in social networks.

“The presence of the accused from a few dozen to a few hundred friends or followers allowed the court to treat such actions as “appeals,” – said in the article.

At the same time, as writes the edition, the sentences in this article were made not only for separatist activities.

“So, in February 2016 Zarechny court of the city of Sumy heard the case of 22-year-old student, who on his page “Vkontakte” under a nickname “Bohdan Mazepa” census message, one of the nationalist groups.

“Goodnight, will not allow to revive the scoop, we won’t give tolerance in Europe to force us to accept refugees. Overthrow the government and install PERSON_3, led by rebels,” – cited the appeal court decision. This and several messages were regarded by the court as appeals to overthrow the existing constitutional order.

Indicates that the subject of the investigation are even comments in public messages.

“An example would be a case of Uzhgorod musician Yuri B., who in January 2017 commented on a post in the Facebook group “Pernicka “Uzhgorod” with the call to gather for a rally under the Transcarpathian regional state administration. “If you want to order, then we must all take up arms and bring down that all the brethren, if not, why do these calls,” wrote B. in the review, which was qualified by a consequence and court as a public call for the seizure of power,” the article says.

We will remind, on June 26 appeared information that the Ukrainian audience Vkontakte declined by 60%.

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