11 Feb 2020 15:13

Some 900 convicted in Russia for terrorism-, extremism-related crimes in 2019 - Supreme Court

MOSCOW. Feb 11 (Interfax) - About 900 people were convicted in Russia for terrorism- and extremism-related crimes in 2019, Russian Supreme Court Chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev said.

"As many as 540 people were convicted for terrorism-related crimes and 335 people for extremism-related crimes in Russia in 2019," Lebedev said at a conference of judges of Russian general jurisdiction and arbitration courts on Tuesday.

Some 45% of these people were convicted for calls for engaging in extremist activities and only 4% for incitement of hatred and enmity and abasement of human dignity, he said.