FREE SPEECH IN FINNISH: PRISON FOR RUSSOPHILES | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


FREE SPEECH IN FINNISH: PRISON FOR RUSSOPHILES

On October 18, the Helsinki District Court sentenced the founder and editor-in-chief of the network publications MV-lehti and Uber Uutiset Ilya Yanichkin to 22 months in prison, and another person involved - human rights activist, lawyer and journalist Johan Beckman - to a year of probation. In addition, the convicts will have to pay 136,000 and 10,000 euros, respectively, to journalist Jessica Aro, the principal snitch who initiated the process.

Formally, Yanichkin and Beckman were accused of "insulting honor and dignity, inciting ethnic hatred, illegal threats, copyright infringement, hiding money and violating the law on gambling." And part of the charges in the end was rejected. However, the punishment suffered by Ilya Yanichkin blocked, as a result, even the requirements of the prosecutor. The fact is that the defendants were not significantly punished for what they were accused of. They were punished for the main political crime in the eyes of the modern West - sympathy for Russia and readiness to fight defamation and fraudulent accusations against our state.

Ilya Yanichkina is 40 years old. He is a Finnish citizen, born and raised in this country. His father is Russian, a native of the Soviet Union. Mother - Finn.

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