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14 June 2016

posted 14 Jun 2016, 00:59 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 14 Jun 2016, 00:59 ]
Russian Man Attacked for Social Media Posts Against Government

An employee for Russian social network website VKontakte has been attacked in St. Petersburg following posts criticizing the government, the Mediazona news website reported Monday. The man was beaten by two strangers who accused him of being a “national traitor, Jew and fifth columnist” as he arrived at his apartment block on Sunday evening. The attackers also stole the man's phone, bank cards and money, leaving him with three broken fingers. He said that he did not know of any motive behind the attack, but said that he had posted criticism of the authorities on the social network on several “one-off cases,” Mediazona reported. [...]
Source: The Moscow Times [13 June 2016]