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For the first time, Europe's Court of Human Rights rules on an extremism conviction

The European Court of Human Rights issued its first ruling on an extremism conviction, finding that a Russian citizen sentenced to two years probation in 2006 for publishing speeches by Chechen separatist leaders was due 13,615 euros in compensation.

According to the court, the speeches by Akhmed Zakayev and Aslan Maskhadov were not extremist and merely conveyed criticism of the Russian authorities. The court based its decision on an expert report by linguists.