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Article 189. Arousing National, Racial, Local or Religious Hostility

1.   The actions, which lead to arousing national, racial, local or religious hostility, or dissension, humiliating national dignity, as well as propaganda of the exclusiveness of citizens by a sign of their relation to religion, national, racial, or local origin, if these actions were committed in public or using means of mass media are punishable by up to 5 years of restriction of liberty or imprisonment for the same period of time.

2.   The same actions, if committed:

a.  repeatedly;
b.  using violence or threat of its using;
c.  using an official position;
d.  by a group of individuals or group of individuals in a conspiracy, - are punishable by imprisonment for a period of 5 to 10 years    
      simultaneously with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or to be involved in a certain activity of 2 to 5 years or without it.

3.   The actions, specified in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the present Article, if they:

a.  committed by an organized group;
b.  caused carelessly death of a human or other serious consequences;
c.  caused forcible expulsion of a citizen from his permanent place of residence;
d.  committed by a dangerous or an especially dangerous recidivist, - are punishable by imprisonment for a period of 8 to 12 years 
     simultaneously with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or to be involved in a certain activity for up to 5 yars or without it.