Russian Man Sentenced for Calling Police "Scum" Online

A Russian man who described local police as "scum" in an Internet posting was given a suspended jail sentence for extremism, prompting bloggers to warn of a crackdown on free speech online. Savva Terentiev, a 28-year-old musician from Syktyvkar, 1,515 kilometers (940 miles) north of Moscow, wrote in a blog last year that the police force should be cleaned up by ceremonially burning officers twice a day in a town square.

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