The number of convicts on the 282-th article exceeds 400 people per year


The number of anti-extremist convicted in the 282nd article of the Criminal code in 2015, in Russia amounted to 414 people, that three times exceeded the indicator of 2011 (137), writes Gazeta.ru citing a report of the Center for economic and political reforms (CEPR).

Using the statistics of the judicial Department under the Supreme court capr experts estimate that in the first place increased the number of prisoners under part 1 of this article is inciting hatred or hostility <…>, committed with the use of the Internet.”

In 2011, with this formulation were convicted 82 people, and in 2015 of such sentences had already vyneseno 369.

The report’s authors, says the publication, identified several major groups convicted under anti-extremist articles. The first is the nationalists and the people who are not members of nationalist groups, but those convicted of extremist slogans.

The third large group of prisoners — religious extremists, mainly Islamists. Almost all of them came to the conclusion the experts, are banned in Russia “Hizb-ut-Tahrir al-Islami”. In this group were also convicted “Jehovah’s Witnesses, members of different non-traditional Christian sects and atheists.

The fourth group consists of Pro-Ukrainian activists, who condemned the harsh statements in support of Ukraine and condemnation of the actions of the Russian authorities in the Crimea and the Donbass.