Russia has already convicted a blogger for videos mocking religion, including one showing him playing Pokemon Go in an Orthodox church.
Now it’s convicted another Internet user for reposting satirical cartoons about Jesus Christ.
In the latest case highlighting restrictions on religious speech in Russia, a court in the Black Sea resort of Sochi found a man guilty of offending religious believers’ feelings by reposting several cartoons lampooning Christianity’s central figure.
Viktor Nochevnov, 32, was fined 50,000 rubles ($832) following his August 2 conviction for the images, which he posted on his page on the popular Russian social-networking site VKontakte, according to a copy of the verdict obtained by RFE/RL.
Nochevnov posted the cartoons over the course of nearly a year beginning in October 2014. He has since deleted the images, according to his lawyer, and they could not be immediately located.
But according to the verdict issued by the Sochi court, they included one …