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Eduard Palchys aka John Silver is free - in pictures

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Belarusian blogger Eduard Palchys aka John Silver was released in court on October 28 after being sentenced to 1 year and 9 months of restricted freedom without dispatch to a correctional facility. Palchys went straight home in Hrodna from the Minsk City Court.

The blogger was found guilty of instigating racial, religious, language or other hostility (Article 130 (1) in the Penal Code) and of disseminating pornographic materials (Article 343 in the Penal Code). 

Palchys now only has to pay BYN287 ($143) as court procedural fees. He has also made a written undertaking not to leave the country and behave properly.