Svetlana Prokopjewa: Russian journalist sentenced to a high fine

A court in the northwestern Russian city of Pskov has been the journalist Svetlana Prokopjewa the justification of terrorism guilty and sentenced to a fine of t

Svetlana Prokopjewa: Russian journalist sentenced to a high fine

A court in the northwestern Russian city of Pskov has been the journalist Svetlana Prokopjewa the justification of terrorism guilty and sentenced to a fine of the equivalent of 6200 euros. This is something more than an average Russian's yearly salary. The process against the forty-year-old Prokopjewa had been criticised by members of the Russian PEN-centre, organisations for media rights and the OSCE repeatedly. At the weekend it was in front of the Moscow FSB headquarters, Lubyanka, to vigils against the procedure, seventeen protesters were arrested.

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Prokopjewa, writes in Pskov for Russian media, but also for the BBC and Radio Liberty, had expressed in an article about a suicide bombing in the building of the contents of secret service FSB in the Arkhangelsk understanding for the bombers. The screen students Mikhail Schlobizki had ignited a ten-year-old high in October 2018, a self-made explosive device, which wounded him killed and three FSB employees.

Schlobizki who sympathized with the Anarcho-communism, had announced the attack before, and based on the grounds that the FSB criminal processes of torture to manufacture and people. Prokopjewa described in a contribution for the radio station "Echo of Moscow" the fact of the young people as a logical consequence of the repressive system. In the comment that was now deleted from all sites, compared to the young man who makes as the last Argument against the criminal state is only the death to raise knew with the terrorists of the "people's will" in the late 19th century. Century.

Prosecutor calls for prison camps and prohibition

The Prosecutor's office had requested in her plea last week to six years in a prison camp and four years of occupational ban for Prokopjewa. Russia's Union of journalists criticized the process as a further attempt, the freedom of expression to suppress. The Association of chief Vladimir Solovyov, himself a Putin propagandist faithful Television, demanded to cancel the verdict. Prokopjewa had never for terrorism, so Solovyov. The international human rights society "Memorial" demanded Prokopjewa to acquit. Previously, the European Union and Amnesty International had demanded that the accusations against the journalist to drop.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 20:19

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