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Moscow Times: Russian Pokemon Go Blogger Has Sentence Reduced

22-year-old Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky has had his sentence reduced after being found guilty for offending the religious feelings of believers for posting a video of himself playing Pokemon Go in an Orthodox Cathedral, the Moscow Times reports.

Sokolovsky’s suspended three-and-a-half-year sentence was reduced to two years and three months after a local judge in Yekaterinburg, Russia removed one of the blogger’s guilty verdicts.

To learn more about Sokolovsky’s story watch Pokemon Games, the first episode in Coda’s series Jailed for Like which tracks cases of Russians prosecuted for their activity on social media.