A Russian teenager who allegedly deliberate to explode an FSB safety service constructing in Minecraft has been sentenced to 5 years in jail.
The teenager, 16-year-old Nikita Uvarov, has been charged with coaching for terrorist actions by a Siberian army court docket.
Two additional defendants had been cleared of expenses and given suspended sentences for cooperating with investigators.
The three teenagers had been detained in the summertime of 2020 for spreading political leaflets in assist of a Moscow mathematician and anarchist, who was on trial for vandalism. They had been aged 14 on the time.
They left leaflets at an area FSB constructing. Russia’s FSB is the successor to its Soviet-era KGB.
Their telephones had been taken, on which police found a plot to explode a digital FSB constructing that they had created in Minecraft.
Their telephones additionally contained movies of the kids throwing Molotov cocktails at a wall and creating pyrotechnics, in response to the Moscow Times.
Uvarov pleaded not responsible in court docket, stating pressures from authorities throughout the investigation and denied planning to blow something up.
“I’m not a terrorist, I’m not responsible,” he mentioned in his closing assertion.
The case is a part of a wider sample the place teenagers are focused by state safety forces to create an environment of worry amongst younger individuals essential of the federal government, declare human rights activists.