Russian man sent to penal colony for insulting officials online

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Vladimir Timoshenko given two-year sentence for using social media to call for uprising against ‘unpopular regime’

A court in St Petersburg has sentenced a man to two years in a penal colony for insulting high-ranking Russian officials on social media.

Vladimir Timoshenko, 43, was found guilty of writing a post on the popular Russian social network Vkontakte that “contained text of humiliating and insulting nature towards high-placed officials”, the court said in a statement on Monday.

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