16 May 2018 16:32

Irkutsk region resident gets 2 years for justification of int'l terrorism

IRKUTSK. May 16 (Interfax) - A court in the Irkutsk region has sentenced a resident of the city of Usolye-Sibirskoye to two years in prison for posting videos about terrorism on the Internet, the press service for the Federal Security Service (FSB)'s regional branch said.

"In 2017, the defendant used a false name to publish two audio materials justifying the activities of international terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State, which is banned in Russia, on a social networking site," the FSB said.

The 34-year-old man will serve his term in a general-security penal colony. He is also prohibited from publishing material on the Internet for a year.

Four people, including three citizens of foreign states, have received prison sentences in the Irkutsk region since the beginning of 2017. In every case, their illegal activities were stopped by FSB officials.