SK closed the first after the Plenum VS the thing about the pictures in «Vkontakte»

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The investigative Committee in Krasnoyarsk have closed the first after the Plenum of the Supreme court in the case of extremist saved the pictures in «Vkontakte», told RIA Novosti on Thursday the lawyer of the International human rights group «Agora» Vladimir Vasin.

«So, it is established that on the page, which was used Bezborodov A. M., the latter were 166 friends, however, none of the audience posted the images did not put a mark «like» (not «liked»), that is, these images did not cause any reaction and has no impact on the behavior of individuals who make up this audience. Criminal case in the presence of insignificance of act should not be initiated and instituted shall be terminated», — said in the ruling, which cited the defender.

The investigation has decided to close the case for lack of evidence of a crime and return to evidence — mobile phone — Bezborodov, said the Agency interlocutor.

Case «for reposts»

A great public outcry around this topic arose after numerous reports from the regions, where since the beginning of this year opened hundreds of criminal cases in this composition. One of the most famous is the case of the Barnaul student Mary Motunau, which faces up to five years in prison for images saved in your profile in «Vkontakte».

The twentieth of September the Supreme court of the Russian Federation at the plenary session emphasized the lower courts that the imposition of liability on the 282-th article should serve as the identity of the accused and «other data pointing to a socially dangerous act, the motive for its Commission,» and not only the posting of controversial material in the social network.

And on the eve of Vladimir Putin submitted to the state Duma a draft, partially decriminalize article on extremism. If the innovation is accepted, investigators will be impossible to initiate a criminal case against people for the first time in conflict with the law, provided that their conduct «did not pose a serious threat to the constitutional order and security of the state».

Under the bill, the offender will first need to bring to administrative responsibility, and criminal case can be opened only in case of relapse.

According to statistics of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, «lion’s share» of criminal cases on extremism in Russia make it for various publications on the Internet. So, last year, from a pool of cases on this article 75% related to the network.