The author of an anti-ladies community on Russian social media has had his hate speech conviction overturned, media pronounced Thursday.
Blogger Vladislav Pozdnyakov received a -12 months suspended sentence closing December for inciting hatred toward ladies. His “Male State” page on the Vkontakte social network that espouses nationalism and patriarchy boasted extra than a hundred and fifty,000 individuals earlier than being closed to the public.
“I’ve been freed from punishment. The suspended sentence and conviction were eliminated,” Pozdnyakov was quoted via the investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper as pronouncing.
Pozdnyakov’s case echoed extremism fees delivered in opposition to a feminist blogger for posting jokes and rants against men ultimate year. Russia later decriminalized a contentious regulation that regulation enforcement authorities had relied on to prosecute internet customers.
A district courtroom in Nizhny Novgorod overturned Pozdnyakov’s verdict based totally on this decriminalization, Novaya Gazeta suggested Thursday.
Four of the “Male State” organization’s adherents were sentenced from to four years in the back of bars in Far East Russia in advance this month for creating or participating in an extremist network.