Court in Finland finds pro-Kremlin trolls guilty of harassing journalist; In a major ruling that exceeded prosecutors' requests, a court in Finland sentenced a man to prison for harassing journalist Jessikka Aro. She had been targeted for years by pro-Russian trolls over her reporting.

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DW.COM—In a major ruling that exceeded prosecutors' requests, a court in Finland sentenced a man to prison for harassing journalist Jessikka Aro. She had been targeted for years by pro-Russian trolls over her reporting.

Pro-Russian trolls sentenced to jail on defamation, stalking charges after online campaign against journalist. For more than three years, Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro faced internet trolls and false accusations – including being a U.S. intelligence operative, a drug dealer and an "unhinged bimbo driven by Russophobia".