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Vasiliy Ostrinsky (Ukraine)
UKRAINIAN PURVEYOR OF ANTISEMITIC
LEAFLETS SENTENCED FOR 4 YEARS.
A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter
on Antisemitism, Xenophobia,
and Religious Persecution in the
Former Communist World
and Western Europe
Volume 8, Number 4
Friday, January 25, 2008
Vasiliy Ostrinsky, 43, was sentenced to four years in prison for distributing antisemitic leaflets in Kiev, the Ukrainian daily newspaper “Segodnya” reported on January 17. According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Jewish leaders in Ukraine were disappointed that Ostrinsky was not prosecuted under the Criminal Code for incitement of ethnic strife.
////////Disappointed Kiev KikesOther observers suggest that in effect he was convicted for threatening the integrity of the state, as he also published a lot of anti-Ukraine material, and that is what got him in trouble in the first place.
“It's a shame they didn't use the hate speech provision against him,” observed Nickolai Butkevich of UCSJ. “Ukraine has had only one successful conviction under that statute that I know of.”
The Jewish News Weekly of California
Friday January 25, 2008
Leafletter gets four-year sentence
A man who distributed anti-Semitic leaflets in Kiev, Ukraine, was sentenced to four years in prison.
Vasiliy Ostrinsky, 43, was convicted on two charges. A Kiev district court dropped a charge of inciting interethnic hatred and deferred the sentence for two years.
Ostrinsky was acting alone when he distributed thousands of leaflets titled “Jewish Fascism,” “Zionism Against Mankind” and “Warning to America.” — jta
Distributor of anti-Semitic screeds sentenced
JTA Breaking News
A man who distributed anti-Semitic leaflets in Kiev was sentenced to four years in prison.
Vasiliy Ostrinsky, 43, was convicted on two charges. The Kiev district court dropped a charge of inciting interethnic hatred and deferred the sentence for two years, the Ukrainian daily newspaper Segodnya/Today reported Thursday.
Jewish leaders in Ukraine were disappointed that Ostrinsky was not prosecuted under the Ukrainian Criminal Code for the incitement of ethnic or racial strife.
///////Azman"The Jewish community was hoping that the case would be a lesson demonstrating that the court system is really ready to fight against anti-Semitism," Moshe Reuven Azman, one of Ukraine’s chief rabbis, told JTA.
Kiev Central RR Station ///////////////////Ostrinsky, who is unemployed and from the Odessa region, was acting alone on behalf of the Russian Orthodox Monarchic Party when he distributed thousands of leaflets titled “Jewish Fascism,” “Zionism Against Mankind” and “Warning to America” near the Kiev central railway and underground stations, according to the Ukrainian Secret Service.
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