Criminal investigation over threats to Kerch journalist
The website Kerch.fm reports that the police and officers from the SBU Department for Fighting Cybercrime are looking for the people who threatened its editor. The criminal investigation initiated is under Article 129 of the Criminal Code – threatening to kill somebody. A conviction would carry a sentence of from three to five years imprisonment.
On 10 January Iryna Sedova, Editor of the publication received threats and personal insults from 29 different accounts on the social network VKontakte. She and her colleagues reported the threats the following day to the police and relevant department of the SBU.
The threats came soon after a publication about youth with neo-Nazi or nationalist ideology presenting themselves as fighting against pedofiles.