MOSCOW, September 19 (RAPSI) - Journalist Boris Stomakhin, who had been convicted of inciting terrorism, was released from prison in a Saratov Region on Thursday morning, lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina told journalists.

The former editor of Radical Policy newspaper has served his sentence, according to the attorney.

Stomakhin, who supported Chechen militants, also published his articles on a website which was declared extremist in Russia and on his personal Internet blog.

The journalist was convicted three times. In 2007, he received 5 years in jail for calls for terrorism, in 2014, he was given 6.5 years for extremism and calls for extremism. In April 2015, the Moscow District Military Court sentenced him to 7 years taking into consideration previous convictions for similar crimes.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.