The defendant in the case of the census “Vkontakte” a student made in court

Moscow district court on Wednesday began consideration of the case of a student Patimat Hajiyeva, who is accused of public appeals to terrorism. According to investigators, 20-year-old student of the First Moscow medical University of Sechenov made two census in the social network in support of the banned terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG).

According to the indictment, which the court was read by the Prosecutor, 11 Jul 2015 Hajiyev census on its page in social network “Vkontakte” religious text and an article about the executions carried out by the terrorists of ISIS. According to the Prosecutor, the girl wanted to attract the attention of Internet users to a terrorist organization, publicly justified terrorism and incited hatred against “non-Muslims”.

The Prosecutor insisted that these actions should be qualified under articles 282 and 205.2 (public appeals to terrorist activity” and “inciting hatred or enmity on religious grounds”).

She Hajiyev, denied the charges. Dressed in a long dark dress with a kerchief on her head, she vigorously argued to the judge that she had no intent to agitate users of the social network. On the contrary, insisted Hajiyev, her page is closed to the public and can be seen by only friends she adds rare, so few of them. “I even blocked subscribers, and the agitator would be to collect,” argued the defendant.

Census publications, which became the reason of criminal proceedings, Hajiyev explained that are just interested in the topics around Islam and wanted to keep the posts to read them later. Later, she also herself, without anyone’s instructions they were removed, said the girl.

But the judge noted that the defendant’s laptop was found extremist material, including videos of the executions are “covered” in verse.

“Not that I can recall” — objected to the defendant.

Maximum for multiple offenses haciyeva can be assigned to 7,5 years of imprisonment. Now Hajiyev’s detention.

In 2012-2015 fixed “with a clear trend of tougher prosecution for words”, this is the real term for speaking in the Network were rather exceptions, reported in its may report, the “Agora”. According to the estimates of lawyers “Agora”, the number of cases of involvement of users to criminal liability dramatically — almost threefold — increased in 2012 to 103 in 2013 was 226 already in 2014-m — 132, in 2015 it — 203.

According to official statistics of the Judicial Department at the Supreme court for the first six months of the current year in the country significantly increased the number of convicted on terrorist charges. The number of convictions for terrorism (article 205 of the Criminal code) amounted to 34 is 2.5 times more than in the same period last year, when the colony went to only 10 people. For aiding and abetting terrorism and hostage-taking (article 205.1 “promote terrorist act,” 205.2 “incitement to terrorism” and 206 “capture of hostages”) was convicted of 71 people, the year before — only 29.

The growth of cases on terrorist charges began in 2014 for the first six months of 2014, the courts sentenced only 7 accused for “terrorism” and 13 other defendants for “promoting a terrorist act,” “incitement to terrorism” and “hostage-taking”. But by the end of 2014, the number of convictions in all these articles reached 63 people. And in 2015 — 65.