Cyprus Mail

Russian man remanded after hate posts against pro-Russia protesters

Limassol Court

A man from Russia has been remanded for four days on suspicion of racism and xenophobia, as well as incitement to commit criminal offences, it was reported on Saturday.

The reports suggest the man had uploaded hate posts on social media and tried to seek information on the location of individuals who attended a pro-Russia protest in Limassol last weekend.

Members of the cybercrime prosecution branch received information that the user and owner of a specific page published the licence plate numbers of people who attended the protest.

The posts reportedly called out other Russian in Cyprus for supporting Moscow’s actions in Ukraine and he allegedly referred to the protesters as ‘Putin’s fascists’ and ‘Putin’s Nazis’.

Cybercrime investigations have also uncovered various other posts with the user looking for specific individuals to locate them, the report said.

The poster was arrested and appeared in court on Saturday where police sought a five-day remand, reduce to four by the court after the defence objected.

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