SSU exposed Internet agitators inciting religious hatred

15.07.2020, 20:22
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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has exposed Internet agitators who spread information aimed at inciting religious and ethnic hatred and supporting separatism.

This is reported by ZIK with reference to the press service of the agency.

According to preliminary investigation data, a resident of Cherkasy prepared provocative materials as requested by coordinators from the Russian Federation, placing them on propagandist Internet resources. The author publicly condemned the existence of one of the Ukrainian confessions, as well as actively supported the activities of the leaders of illegal armed groups of the so-called 'L/DPR'.

During a search of the attacker's residence, law enforcement officers found computer equipment and flash drives with evidence of illegal activity. The examination showed that the seized materials contain signs of inciting inter-confessional and religious discord.
Now the person involved is informed of suspicion under Part 1 Article 161 (violation of equality of citizens regardless of their race, nationality or religious beliefs) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The offender was disclosed jointly with the National Police under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor's Office of the Cherkasy region.

In Zhytomyr region, Korostyshev District Court sentenced a local Internet agitator who called for toppling the state power and incited ethnic hatred on a personal page in one of the social networks.

By a court decision, the defendant was found guilty of committing a crime under Part 3 Article 109 (actions aimed at forcibly changing or overthrowing the constitutional order or seizing state power) and Part 1 Article 161 (violation of equal rights of citizens regardless of their race, nationality, religious beliefs, disability and other grounds) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The Internet propagandist's account has been blocked, and illegal messages have been deleted.