Man Faces Jail Time For Playing Pokemon Go In Church

Posted: Sep 6 2016, 10:09am CDT | by , in News | Gaming


Man Faces Jail Time for Playing Pokemon Go in Church
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A twenty-two-year-old Russian Blogger and Pokemon Go player may end up facing a five-year jail sentence after he insulted "religious sensitivity" by playing the game in church. Ruslan Sokolovsky is a Russian man who used his YouTube channel to make political comments about freedoms and secularism in his country.

On August 11, 2016, he filmed himself in Yekaterinburg Cathedral playing Pokemon Go. The police later came to his home, searching it to find evidence of  "incitement to hatred and attacks on the liberty of faith," Russian authorities claimed.

According to Arts Technica, On Saturday, he was detained for two months. However, he might face a longer sentence if he's convicted.

Russian authorities warned fans not to play the game on private property, in voting stations, or yes, in church. Still, the young vlogger failed to see the purpose. He asked: "How can one offend by entering a church with a smartphone?"

Pokemon Go might be fading away in the US, but there is still a love of fever all around the world. Iran has banned the game altogether.

As a general rule, make sure you double check all of the laws if you are traveling abroad so something doesn't happen to you - no matter where you are traveling.

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