Russian journalist to stand trial for third time on charges of inciting terrorism
MOSCOW, March 31 (RAPSI) – Russian journalist Boris Stomakhin who has been sentenced twice for inciting terrorism will stand trial for the third time, RAPSI learnt in the Moscow District Military Court on Tuesday.
He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
Stomakhin, an editor of Radikalnaya Politika (Radical Politics) newspaper, was convicted on similar charges, sentenced to 5 years in prison in 2007 and 6.5 years in 2014.
Stomakhin who supports Chechen militants published his articles on a website which was declared extremist in Russia.
While in detention he wrote an article titled “Blow up Several More Railway Stations” and posted it online, according to prosecutors.
The journalist has pleaded not guilty.
The case is being heard in the military court in accordance with a law under which all terrorism-related cases are to be heard in the Moscow District Military Curt or the North Caucasus District Military Court.