Russian man found guilty of extremism for posting 'Crimea is Ukraine' on social media

A Russian court in Tver sentenced mechanical engineer Andrei Bubeev to two years and three months in a penal colony for posting "extremist content" on his social media page, Radio Svoboda reported. 

The content that was deemed to be extremist by the court was a post on Bubeev's VKontakte page which read "Crimea is Ukraine".

Bubeev was charged with public calls to commit extremism and activities aimed at violating the territorial integrity of Russia.

The human rights organization Memorial has stated that Bubeev is a political prisoner.

  Russia, Crimea, Political Prisoners