MOSCOW, July 3 (RAPSI) – A court in St. Petersburg has ordered the Finance Ministry to pay activist Dina Garina 30,000 rubles (nearly $500) in compensation for moral harm caused by unjustified prosecution for extremism, her lawyer Vitaly Cherkasov has told RAPSI.

According to the attorney, his client became a suspect in the extremism case in September 2017 for two publications on VKontakte social network.

In January 2018, the Investigative Committee delivered a ruling on the partial termination of the criminal case due to innocence of Garina, Cherkasov said. She has been illegally prosecuted for more than three months but an investigator has not admitted the activist’s right to rehabilitation and compensation for damages, he added.

In late June, a court in Abakan, the capital city of the Russian Republic of Khakassia, awarded 50,000 rubles (about $800) in compensation to the local citizen Artem Yurchenko in a similar case.