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Court rules person convicted of hate speech in Chuvashia must have compulsory psychiatric treatment

16 September 2013 

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In the republic of Chuvashia, a court has ruled that a 61-year-old resident of the city of Ryazan charged with incitement of ethnic hatred (Article 282, Section 1, of the Criminal Code) should undergo compulsory psychiatric treatment.

The man was accused of having sent at least 17 e-mails of a xenophobic nature, that included texts and photographs, to the administration of Poretsky district of the republic of Chuvashia between September 2011 and July 2012.

According to reports, the materials the man sent contained calls to violence against members of a particular ethnic community.

The court ruled that the defendant should undergo a course of compulsory treatment at their local psychiatric outpatient’s, Sova Centre reports.