Monday, June 26, 2017

Man sentenced to community service after posting "Mein Kampf" online

A 32-year-old man in Yekaterinburg was recently sentenced to 200 hours of compulsory community service for publishing Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" on the internet.

The Yekaterinburg Ordzhonikidzevsky District Court sentenced unemployed resident Yevgeny Zaytsev after he uploaded the text from his PC in March 2012, RAPSI reports.

On March 24, 2010, Ufa's Kirovsky District Court declared "Mein Kampf" extremist.

"Police in the Sverdlovsk Region discovered that the book had been posted online. After a careful investigation, a high priority search, and special technical actions, the identity of the malefactor and his whereabouts were established," the court said, RAPSI reports.

The man has not yet begun his sentence.

The Yekaterinburg court fined a university employee $3,226 for a similar offense in October.