Russian blogger Anton Nosik convicted of extremism
Anton Nosik, a well-known Russian blogger and internet entrepreneur, has been found guilty of extremism by a Russian court.
He was fined 500,000 roubles (£6,000, $8,000) but avoided prison.
The case centred on a blog post he wrote on LiveJournal in 2015 with the headline Wipe Syria off the Face of the Earth.
Nosik was charged with inciting racial hatred after writing that he supported those who were bombing the country.
Judge Yevgeni Naydenov said: "Nosik's actions sought to incite enmity and hatred towards Syrians, a group of people based on ethnic and geographic... read more
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