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Penza resident to be tried for libel on social networks

16:13 | 06.02.2019 | Society

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Penza, 6 February 2019. PenzaNews. A 38-year-old resident of Penza is accused of spread of false information on a social network claiming that the boss of his spouse suffered from a disease representing danger to other people.

Penza resident to be tried for libel on social networks

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"Preliminary investigation established that in July 2018, the man had used his personal computer at the workplace to deliberately distribute false information about his wife's boss, who he had had hostile relationships with, in a community on a social network stating the man had been infected with HIV. He accompanied the post with a photo of the man," senior assistant of the regional prosecutor for media relations Svetlana Artamonova told PenzaNews.

According to her, the criminal case was sent to the court by the prosecutor for consideration on the merits.

"A punishment in the form of a fine of up to 3 million roubles or compulsory work for up to 400 hours can be imposed for the commission of the crime," – the interlocutor added.

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