Tula region resident fined for online ISIS propaganda

The court imposed a fine of 1,500 rubles on the offender

The Venyov District Court in the Tula region (173 km from Moscow) has fined a local resident for illegally posting materials online to propagate the terrorist organization ISIS, which is banned in Russia, Olga Dyachuk, a press secretary of the Judiciary Department's directorate for the Tula region, told Interfax.

The man posted photos and videos containing ISIS symbols on his personal social networking account, she said.

The regional Federal Security Service (FSB) department opened a case into the matter under the Code of Administrative Offences section dealing with "propaganda and public demonstration of symbols and attributes of extremist organizations, whose propaganda or public demonstration are banned by federal laws."

The man acknowledged his offence in court, explaining that he had posted such information for propaganda purposes.

The court imposed a fine of 1,500 rubles on the offender.

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