The Ruling Against Savva Terentyev Confirmed

On August 19, 2008, the Supreme Court of the Komi Republic confirmed the sentence against Savva Terentyev, given on July 7 by the Syktyvkar City Court.

The blogger from Syktyvkar was condemned for one year of prison with suspension for a statement posted on his live journal addressed against the police, who was as a result acknowledged as an offended social group.

The attorneys of Savva Terentyev voiced their intention to turn to the European Court of Human Rights for justice.