Blogger Anton Nosik was convicted of extremism for the post to “Wipe Syria off the face of the earth” and was ordered to pay a fine of 500 thousand rubles, according to “the Media”.
The verdict of the Spout issued on Monday, the Presnensky district court of Moscow. He found that the blogger “committed action aimed at the incitement of hostility”.
According to the verdict based on the testimony of prosecution witnesses, the defendant perceives Syria as an enemy of Israel, of which he himself is. “The defendant supported the destruction of Syrian civilians, regardless of who lives there: women, old people or children,” said the judge.
In addition, according to the judge, the experts found in the statements of the Spout incitement to national hatred and ethnic hatred. “Being live “echo of Moscow”, he repeated statements from his post in a blog “Live Journal” aimed at inciting ethnic hatred to the Syrians,” he said (quoted by TASS).
The guilt the defendant not guilty, but the fault found full confirmation in court, said judge Eugene Naydenov. In sentencing the court took into account the identity of the defendant: it works, and dependent on him is a young child, which served as a mitigating circumstance.
The Nose in his last word said that it will not accept a suspended sentence, and asked the court either to acquit him fully, or send to the colony. Earlier, the Prosecutor asked to sentence a blogger to two years in prison.
After sentencing Nose said he intends to appeal. “Certainly, we will appeal,” – he said “Interfax”.
According to the investigation, the Spout 1 October 2015 in the “Live Journal” posted an article titled “Wipe Syria off the face of the earth.” In the post he welcomed the bombing of Syria – as you know, on September 30 the same year, Russia launched a Syria military operation in support of the army of President Bashar al-Assad.
A citizen of Israel Spout has compared Arab Republic with Nazi Germany and wrote that for Israel it has always been “absolutely real military adversary. According to the blogger, “the last 70 years the middle East has not seen anything from Syria, in addition to the aggression, wars, cannibalism, destruction and grief.” His position on Syria Anton Nossik actually repeated the same day in a live radio station “Echo of Moscow”.