The court sentenced a blogger to 5 years in a penal colony


1. the UK

On Monday, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson opposed an another postponement of the Brexit — Interfax reports. “There are no circumstances under which I would ask Brussels for a postponement” — he explained. Earlier it became known that some members of the British parliament oppose the “hard” Brexit — a Brexit without an agreement with the EU. They want to postpone the Brexit from 31st of October to 31st of January, 2020, in order to avoid such Brexit. An inter-party group of politicians planned to submit, during Tuesday, a draft law aimed to prevent a Brexit without an agreement. According to a report of the ‘Sky News’ that are citing their source in the British government — if the MPs won’t support his policy on Brexit — Boris Johnson plans to organize early parliamentary elections on 14th of October

2 Afghanistan

At least 16 people were killed, about 50 more were injured by a powerful explosion in a residential quarter of Kabul, in which the foreign specialists work and live in Afghanistan — TASS reports while citing the ‘TOLOnews’. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Afghanistan — it was a car bomb. After the explosion, a nearby fuel tank caught fire. The following explosion was powerful enough to damage the buildings in 1 sq km around it. According to the TV channel — the Taliban claimed the responsibility for the explosion. The Taliban spokesman Zabihulla Mujahid announced on his Twitter that the target of the attack was «the foreign invaders». The President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, strongly condemned the explosion. He called it an act of terrorism.

3 Germany

The negotiations of the foreign policy advisers to the leaders of the Norman Four countries, Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine, have ended in Berlin — the Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk announced. The Assistant to the Russian President Vladislav Surkov represented Russia during the meeting. The new Ukrainian foreign minister Vadim Priestayko also participated in the negotiations. The meeting was designed to move forward in the matter of preparations for the summit of the four leaders, and in the matter of implementation of the Minsk agreements

4 Russia

The Presnensky court of Moscow found the blogger Vladislav Sinitsa guilty of extremism because of his twitter post. It was regarded by the experts as a call for a violence against the children of the law enforcement officers. He was sentenced to 5 years in a penal colony. The reason for the criminal prosecution was his tweet on 31st of July, made from his account “Max Svetlov”. According to the prosecution, in that tweet he urged a wide range of people to commit unlawful violence against the children of the police officers and the employees of the Russian Guard. The blogger admitted that he did post such a tweet, and other posts that provoke hatred towards the police and the Russian Guard. He refused to plead guilty however — he noted that he didn’t threaten specific people. He added that he will appeal the court’s decision. The prosecution initially requested the most severe punishment in the form of 6 years in a general regime colony, under the relevant article in the Russian Criminal Code

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