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Russian YouTuber convicted for playing Pokémon Go in church

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Blogger handed three-and-a-half year suspended sentence for ‘inciting religious hatred’ after catching Pokémon in Yekaterinburg’s Church of All Saints A Russian YouTuber who filmed himself playing Pokémon Go in a church has been convicted for “inciting religious hatred”. Ruslan Sokolovsky posted his video at the height of the game’s popularity in August of last year. On Thursday he was convicted by a court in Yekaterinburg and given a given a three-and-a-half year suspended sentence. The same offence saw two women from the Pussy Riot punk collective sent to prison for two years in 2012.
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