25 February 2021, 11:48
Omsk resident fined 375,000 rubles for excusing terror attack in New Zealand
Omsk, February 25, Interfax - The First Eastern District Military Court at a visiting session in Omsk has fined Omsk resident Ivan Molochny, 30, over publicly excusing the terror attack in New Zealand, the Omsk regional branch of the Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement.
"According to materials in the criminal proceeding, in the course of discussing the news of conviction of Omsk resident D. Pavelchuk over publicly excusing the terror attack in New Zealand on social media in 2020, the defendant [...] spoke approvingly of the mass murder and said that the actions taken by the criminal against a certain social group of citizens were necessary," the statement said.
The actions of the defendant were defined as a public excuse of terrorism made on the Internet.
Molochny was found guilty and fined 375,000 rubles, considering his active remorse.
Back in May 2020, the Appeal Military Court in the Moscow region sentenced Omsk native Dmitry Pavelchuk to two years in a penitentiary on counts of publicly excusing the terror attack in New Zealand. In addition, Pavelchuk was making calls for the armed toppling of the Russian authorities on the Internet.
On November 3, the First Eastern District Military Court fined Omsk serviceman Vladimir Permenev 400,000 rubles for excusing the same terror attack, and a female student of the Omsk University was fined 320,000 rubles on November 20.
On March 15, 2019, there was a shooting in a mosque in the center of the New Zealand city of Christchurch and a mosque in the city's suburb Linwood. Fifty people were killed and dozens sustained injuries.