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Riga court sentenced a Latvian citizen to 6 months in prison for publishing a joke petition for Latvia’s accession to Russia

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The Riga court considered the case in which the name of the Russian citizen of Latvia Maxim Koptelov appears. The young man, without violating any Latvian laws, decided to take an individual initiative and to collect votes of those Latvian citizens on the Internet who support the idea of ​​uniting Latvia and Russia. Latvian law enforcement officials described the actions of a Latvian citizen as “a call for the elimination of the country's state independence.”


It seemed to the court of the Kurzeme region of the Latvian capital that the “call for liquidation” did take place, and Maxim Koptelov was sentenced to a real term of imprisonment - six months in prison. This is reported by the Baltic news agency. LETA, referring to Maxim Koptelov’s lawyer Ilona Bulgakov.

Riga court sentenced a Latvian citizen to 6 months in prison for publishing a joke petition for Latvia’s accession to Russia


Lawyer:
I consider that it is a shame for Latvia and this punishment is too severe. It will be necessary to see what the court was guided by. This is a very bad precedent associated with the restriction of freedom of speech. The appeal must be concrete and unambiguous when it is clear that a person really calls for the elimination of state independence and wants it. In this case, the evidence for all this is inconclusive.


For your information:

Maxim Koptelov posted a petition on the Web titled:
"Appeal to all residents of Latvia! The collection of signatures for the entry of Latvia into the Russian Federation."

Petition text:
If Latvia becomes part of the Russian Federation, all residents of the Republic of Latvia will have enormous development prospects, much greater than with the current residence in the European Union. The level of wages, pensions and benefits will also be an order of magnitude more favorable for living. If our opinion does not coincide with yours, then excuse me, every person has the right to express their thoughts (freedom of speech).


The most interesting thing is that the petition has a postscript of the following content:

Well, if in fact, this document does not carry any significance and is a joke. And if someone has a poorly developed sense of humor, then we are very sorry for this person.


Based on the decision of the court, it turns out that in modern Latvia there is no sense of humor or freedom of speech.
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  1. Dezinto
    Dezinto 26 February 2016 13: 41
    18
    This is some kind of nonsense .....................

    And after that, Russia is a dictatorial country where on every corner any mraz.ota can offer to divide the country into pieces ...
    1. Samaritan
      Samaritan 26 February 2016 13: 48
      +7
      This is not nonsense, but the realities of the life of the Baltic states and all the former, under the control of the USA! There is no freedom of speech only in the Russian Federation ... this is how the capitalists reacted to the murder of Elderberry:
      1. Pravdarm
        Pravdarm 26 February 2016 13: 58
        +5
        - One word - Romanians!
        - So they are - Pribolty!
        - Who cares!?
        1. Thrall
          Thrall 26 February 2016 14: 09
          17
          This is what the inferiority complex does.

          In 1884, a Russian officer N.D. Butovsky noted that Estonian recruits “consider human treatment with them as a special honor” and that “the slightest severity with these people” “leads them into a state of idiocy”. In Latvians, “modesty, cringing and fearful” were then developed so much that even Estonians called them “cowards”. But, having received non-commissioned officer’s strings, Latvians, and “sluggish,” “weak in physical development,” Lithuanians immediately began to abuse the soldiers fiercely. This inferiority complex growing out of consciousness of its own inferiority, the complex of the centuries-old slave of the Germans and Poles, seems to be still in the Baltic states. Today, he is pushing them to tread the Russian population and exalt their own "high-culture" to heaven.
          1. avva2012
            avva2012 26 February 2016 14: 18
            +5
            Quote: Thrall This is what the inferiority complex does.

            In my opinion, they treat us like that, precisely because we raised them to the human level. They made people like us the same. Unlike us, the same Swedes or Germans remain for them demigods, because, as before, and now, they do not consider the Baltic people.
            1. Villon
              Villon 26 February 2016 21: 30
              0
              Quote: avva2012
              Quote: Thrall This is what the inferiority complex does.

              In my opinion, they treat us like that, precisely because we raised them to the human level. They made people like us the same. Unlike us, the same Swedes or Germans remain for them demigods, because, as before, and now, they do not consider the Baltic people.

              By the principle: they hate most of all those whom they owe.
          2. sgazeev
            sgazeev 26 February 2016 14: 33
            +1
            Quote: Thrall
            This is what the inferiority complex does.

            In 1884, a Russian officer N.D. Butovsky noted that Estonian recruits “consider human treatment with them as a special honor” and that “the slightest severity with these people” “leads them into a state of idiocy”. In Latvians, “modesty, cringing and fearful” were then developed so much that even Estonians called them “cowards”. But, having received non-commissioned officer’s strings, Latvians, and “sluggish,” “weak in physical development,” Lithuanians immediately began to abuse the soldiers fiercely. This inferiority complex growing out of consciousness of its own inferiority, the complex of the centuries-old slave of the Germans and Poles, seems to be still in the Baltic states. Today, he is pushing them to tread the Russian population and exalt their own "high-culture" to heaven.

            From dirt to Kings. hi
          3. Villon
            Villon 26 February 2016 21: 36
            0
            Quote: Thrall
            This inferiority complex growing out of consciousness of its own inferiority, the complex of the centuries-old slave of the Germans and Poles, seems to be still in the Baltic states. Today, he is pushing them to tread the Russian population and exalt their own "high-culture" to heaven.

            Cultured people do not behave this way.
        2. Inok10
          Inok10 26 February 2016 14: 12
          +2
          Quote: Pravdarm
          Based on the decision of the court, it turns out that in modern Latvia there is no sense of humor or freedom of speech.

          ... at the same time, since 1991 ... one thing is good, they are becoming less and less, the indigenous population is dying and emigrating ... hi
      2. Michael67
        Michael67 26 February 2016 13: 58
        0
        The West rules in all branches of power of all its vassals. It is terrible that even such innocent jokes end in prison. Thus, they show that you can’t even joke, not to mention something more serious. The enslavement program in action.
        1. Starover_Z
          Starover_Z 26 February 2016 14: 40
          +1
          Quote: Michael67
          The West rules in all branches of power of all its vassals. It is terrible that even such innocent jokes end in prison. Thus, they show that you can’t even joke, not to mention something more serious. The enslavement program in action.

          "Democratic Society"!
          Wasn’t such democracy lured into the West in Soviet times?
          And if you put up leaflets at night about the arrival of the direct train "Shantarsk-Riga"?
          Write that the train is soft and return tickets at a discount!
          "Registration of permanent residence in the carriage of the head of the train!" wink
    2. The black
      The black 26 February 2016 14: 13
      +3
      Indeed, nonsense. I would like to ask the judge who made the decision: And if tomorrow they sue people who called for EU and NATO membership, he will make the same decision laughing .... although though, given that before the judge as a normal Latvian comes in half a year, it may also cancel the decision ... laughing
    3. barclay
      barclay 26 February 2016 14: 14
      +6
      And laughter and sin.

      A woman goes out onto the porch.
      - The ball! Ball!
      Silence.
      - The ball! Ball!
      Silence.
      - Sharikas! Sharikas!
      - Gavs! Haws!

      Источник: http://zador.3dn.ru/index/0-11#ixzz41GtjKNV0

      For such a teaser, they’ll probably also be imprisoned.
      1. EvgNik
        EvgNik 26 February 2016 14: 39
        +1
        Quote: barclay
        For such a teaser, they’ll probably also be imprisoned.

        I guarantee two or three years. And if we mention more sprats - 10 without correspondence.
    4. Pirogov
      Pirogov 26 February 2016 17: 38
      +1
      And Russia after that is a dictatorial country ............................................ ....................................
      .................................................. ..............................
      .................................................. ........... How much can you get this and from whom from the Baptist lice?
  2. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 26 February 2016 13: 44
    +2
    The Balts by such actions themselves undermine the pile so there is not any statehood.
  3. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 26 February 2016 13: 44
    +4
    Estonia, Latvia ... Nazi-ugly pseudo-states continue to stink ...
    1. Michael67
      Michael67 26 February 2016 14: 03
      0
      The fact is that "Nazi-ugly pseudo-states" are what we see in the media. The media are owned by the same corporations that continue to attack the Russian world. Well, and a bunch of puppets in power, supplied by the same corporations. The majority of the population remembers what the USSR is, and they have something to compare with. Everyone is silent, because already jailed for jokes.
  4. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 26 February 2016 13: 45
    +2
    "there is no sense of humor in modern Latvia"

    About a sense of humor in a previous news about Estonia. yes
    1. EvgNik
      EvgNik 26 February 2016 14: 43
      -1
      Quote: Vladimirets
      About a sense of humor in a previous news about Estonia

      In all the previous ones over the past nineteen years. From all "independent" republics.
  5. avva2012
    avva2012 26 February 2016 13: 45
    +6
    I wonder how many votes the petition got. Maybe that's the point?
  6. Masya masya
    Masya masya 26 February 2016 13: 46
    +5
    "Based on the court's decision, it turns out that in modern Latvia there is neither a sense of humor, nor freedom of speech."
    It remains only to condole modern Latvia ...
    1. Vita vko
      Vita vko 26 February 2016 14: 16
      0
      If to joke, then it was necessary to draw up a petition on the accession of Russia to Latvia. It is both funnier and safer.
      1. Semurg
        Semurg 26 February 2016 15: 38
        0
        Quote: Vita VKO
        If to joke, then it was necessary to draw up a petition on the accession of Russia to Latvia. It is both funnier and safer.

        Kazakhstan also gave a real term to a blogger for posting on his blog an interactive vote on joining the northern regions of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation. He seemed to say at the court that it was a joke, but the court considered it differently.
  7. pavelty
    pavelty 26 February 2016 13: 47
    0
    are the Balts completely brutalized there?
    1. Michael67
      Michael67 26 February 2016 14: 04
      0
      Yes, not the Baltic states brutalized. Brutalized those s.u.k.i. corrupt, which the West put in their power.
  8. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 26 February 2016 13: 47
    -10 qualifying.
    Before judging, think about how you would react if Navalny or Kasyanov said that Kaliningrad was annexed to the enemies? Wouldn’t we be glad if they were given 6 years each?
    1. avva2012
      avva2012 26 February 2016 13: 54
      +3
      Quote: AdekvatNICK if bulk or kasyanov

      Don't confuse warm with soft. These two individuals are professional politicians, and in this case, "the citizen was joking." Just a citizen! Is there really no difference, or you say that Obama is a nigga lipped or Lavrov?
      1. AdekvatNICK
        AdekvatNICK 26 February 2016 14: 34
        0
        EPT. And they politicians are not citizens of chtoli? kapets))
        1. avva2012
          avva2012 26 February 2016 14: 37
          +1
          EPT. And they politicians are not citizens of chtoli? kapets))


          They have a profession in which there are rules, whether they like it or not. Again, an example, you say that the neighbor has a gonorrhea and the doctor will say about the same neighbor. Ept., What is not clear?
          1. AdekvatNICK
            AdekvatNICK 26 February 2016 14: 42
            -1
            a petition is actually not a comic thing. It generally must seriously consider the power if it collects the number of signatures. So this is not a joke.
            1. avva2012
              avva2012 26 February 2016 15: 02
              +1
              a petition is actually not a comic thing.
              if you get the number of signatures. So this is not a joke.


              Scored?
              It was written that this was a joke in the "petition" itself.
              So, this is not a petition, but humor. Not even sarcasm or satire, because there is no object. There was no insult to the feelings of believers.
              I think this is all clear.
              You, apparently, only out of a sense of contradiction, right?
      2. AdekvatNICK
        AdekvatNICK 26 February 2016 14: 37
        -1
        here recently, half of the VO demanded to put those who just "joked" the poster by February 23, they did the wrong thing) it was a mistake why are you so hard?) it's just the citizens were mistaken. And all at once to the count.
    2. Dezinto
      Dezinto 26 February 2016 13: 55
      +3
      to enemies? - oh how! what kind of wording? Russia does not wage wars with anyone. (Except terror)

      But to remember Kaliningrad - it’s straight by the training manual. Funny) I hear about Kaliningrad over the past year more often than in twenty years. Where does this attention come from?

      if only yes, somehow they would have farted it ...- nobody would have put them! and most would not have taken it seriously. In general, say what you want with us democracy.

      What kind of question you have so strange - "would not be happy"? Uhhhh we yeah! We are bloodthirsty to horror, to shoot everyone and have already been shot to Siberia, to the uranium mines!
      1. AdekvatNICK
        AdekvatNICK 26 February 2016 14: 33
        -1
        but it all starts with jokes like that, and then you cry from where a mess in the country comes from. First, a petition, then small protests and then Maidan.
    3. Coconut Tima
      Coconut Tima 26 February 2016 14: 04
      +5
      Quote: AdekvatNICK
      how would you react if bulk or kasyanov said about Kaliningrad’s joining the enemies?

      Elementary! Another cake in the snout!
    4. zennon
      zennon 26 February 2016 15: 53
      0
      Quote: AdekvatNICK
      Before judging, think about how you would react if Navalny or Kasyanov said that Kaliningrad was annexed to the enemies? Wouldn’t we be glad if they were given 6 years each?

      You don’t have to put Navalny and Kasyanov in one basket. They are completely different people. Navalny consistently opposes corruption and this was not nice to ALL of our officials. They let all the dogs fall on him. But he never talked about the distribution of Russian lands. He said about Crimea that Crimea is in fact ours. But the solution to the legitimate recognition of this issue may not be solved by our grandchildren.
      To the question "Is Crimea ours?" the oppositionist replied that "Crimea - those people who live in Crimea."
      Navalny added that the peninsula "was captured in flagrant violation of all international norms," ​​but is now part of Russia.
      The politician advised Ukrainians not to deceive themselves: Crimea "will remain a part of Russia and will never again become a part of Ukraine in the foreseeable future."
      Navalny also said that if he becomes the president of the Russian Federation, he will not try to return the peninsula to Kiev: "Is Crimea a sandwich with sausage to return it back and forth?"

      But Kasyanov is simply an SV.O.L.O.CH.
  9. avva2012
    avva2012 26 February 2016 13: 50
    +1
    If Latvia becomes part of the Russian Federation, all residents of the Republic of Latvia will have enormous development prospects, much greater than with their current presence in the European Union. The level of salaries, pensions and benefits will also be much more favorable for living.


    It was necessary to add, "and you will again become Europeans, as it was for everyone in the USSR."
    Lat.SSR, 2.0? How do you think you would not peck?
  10. RomanS
    RomanS 26 February 2016 13: 50
    +2
    And here in Russia "Rain", Akhedzhakova and Chubais, as well as the dictator Putin! Let's learn freedom of speech and human rights from a prosperous and democratic Latvia!
  11. tchoni
    tchoni 26 February 2016 13: 54
    0
    Yeah ... They intimidated the Latvians. I have a feeling that there are less than half of them in Latvia.
  12. Temer
    Temer 26 February 2016 13: 55
    +1
    Latvia is such a Latvia ... As they say, know comments.
  13. Alex66
    Alex66 26 February 2016 13: 57
    0
    But what in reality can most of the inhabitants of Latvia sign such a petition? That we have something that they lack, in principle, we are no different. The USSR had an idea that led to it, but what about us?
  14. vic58
    vic58 26 February 2016 14: 00
    +1
    As one familiar bear cub said: "These are the wrong bees, they make the wrong honey ..." After all, there was a wise bear, although in his head the same as in the court laughing
  15. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 26 February 2016 14: 00
    0
    As can be seen from all these examples, human civilization, in spite of its technogenic successes, does not develop morally and psychologically at all. Each time we encounter such childishness everywhere. We absolutely need to do something to spite someone, go on principles, be above all! That the USA has such a song, that all of Europe has delusions of grandeur, now the Balts are going crazy not knowing who they want to prove. Their people need to be respected and appreciated, and not planted and hanged for any act, inquisitors with silly hairstyles ..
  16. pts-m
    pts-m 26 February 2016 14: 10
    +1
    For half a day I was looking for qiu Latvia on the map. First I thought that she was in Africa, but no, the infection clung to the coastal strip near the Baltic Sea. B. I also fed enta invisibility, considered it a mirror of the USSR.
  17. sieras
    sieras 26 February 2016 14: 20
    0
    another gerv of social networks.
    another victim of the European regime. for otherwise I can’t name him already.
  18. umka_
    umka_ 26 February 2016 14: 26
    0
    Freedom of speech under capitalism, in principle, is not possible.
    1. EvgNik
      EvgNik 26 February 2016 14: 50
      0
      Quote: umka_
      Freedom of speech under capitalism is not possible in principle

      I wonder what kind of system we have now? It seems that labeled dealt with socialism.
  19. Bryanskiy_Volk
    Bryanskiy_Volk 26 February 2016 14: 29
    0
    https://secure.avaaz.org/ru/petition/Obrashchenie_ko_vsem_zhitelyam_Latvii_Sbor_
    podpisey_o_vstuplenii_Latvii_v_sostav_Rossiyskoy_Federacii /? pv = 25
    7358 people Each joke has a share of jokes =)
  20. Executer
    Executer 26 February 2016 14: 30
    0
    Quote: PTS-m
    For half a day, looking for qiu Latvia on the map. At first, thinking that she was in Africa, but no, the infection clung to the coastal strip near the Baltic Sea. B. I also fed the invisible ent, we considered a mirror? USSR. Ugh on her.

    Like a shop window? ...
  21. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 26 February 2016 14: 44
    +7
    Make a fool pray to God, he will not only hurt his forehead.
    Shame ..
  22. mamont5
    mamont5 26 February 2016 14: 45
    0
    Every joke has some truth.
  23. Mark68
    Mark68 26 February 2016 15: 55
    0
    Typical actions of Natsiks who have a huge complex of their inferiority (although they want to prove their exclusivity). Maxim would have to submit materials to the ECHR, it is really possible to win. Maybe then they will calm down. And then in all republics of the USSR to carry out the same action for unification. Peoples of the former USSR - reunite!
  24. triglav
    triglav 26 February 2016 16: 05
    0
    One word - perbalts!
  25. Foxmara
    Foxmara 26 February 2016 17: 19
    0
    They have a sense of humor. They just didn't get it. After 5 years they laugh. In Europe, this is the norm. Probably infected from the Baltic states. For 4 years, Lavrov Taldychil at the security forums about terrorism and, well, it came to the fifth year.
  26. gamer
    gamer 26 February 2016 17: 44
    0
    Based on the decision of the court, it turns out that in modern Latvia there is no sense of humor or freedom of speech.
    They only have a pathological fear of Russia.
  27. behemot
    behemot 26 February 2016 18: 02
    0
    freedom of speech, why don’t you understand that?
  28. BAIKAL03
    BAIKAL03 26 February 2016 21: 26
    0
    NO WORDS EXCEPT RUSSIAN - AND .... D ... AND ... Oh ... T ... S ...
  29. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 27 February 2016 05: 08
    -1
    The Baltic countries prefer to ask for handouts from the EU and the United States than to coexist with Russia as self-respecting people. In general, with the current loading of their brains, fascism is closer to the respectable mentality of a Russian citizen in our country, more golovnyav. PS Smart people there have not all disappeared.