Reposts and likes don't necessarily translate into a Russian prison

The Plenum of the Supreme court (SC) of the Russian Federation has made changes in their ruling explaining the principles of training "actions by posting information on the Internet" as inciting hatred and enmity.

During the meeting, Oleg Steepin, a member of the armed forces, said that now there are many problems in assessing repost as action of this kind.

The amendments mean that now "the issue of the direction of action of the person who posted any information, or to Express their attitude to it, at the incitement of hatred or enmity, and humiliation of a person or group of persons, courts should proceed from the totality of all the circumstances of the offense and to consider the context, form and content of posted information, the availability and content of reviews or other expressions of relationship to her."

Journalists of "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" otmechajut what this amendment actually means that the like or repost is not sufficient grounds to open a criminal case on incitement to hatred and enmity or distribution of extremist materials.

According to the Supreme court, "many" of the 398 sentences for 2016 associated with extremism, and was related to the actions of the convicts in the Internet. Not reported, whether prisoners get Amnesty in connection with the amendment.