the rest of the day discussing the story of the journalist of radio “Liberty” Svetlana Prokopieva, accused of justifying terrorism. The prosecution sought for her six years prison and ban on practicing journalism for four years. However, the court decided to oblige Prokopieva to pay a fine in the amount of 500 thousand rubles without a ban on the profession.
Svetlana Lawyers said they intend to appeal the verdict. Responded and others disagree with the judge’s decision — leaving the courthouse, the journalist received a bouquet of flowers and a clear plastic container with the collected money. A 26-year-old video blogger and stand-up comedian Daniel Cross has announced via Twitter that will fully pay the fine instead Prokopieva, if her defense fails to appeal the verdict.
Svetlana Prokopyeva If Svetlana SUDDENLY by SOME coincidence, no way to appeal this unjust sentence – ready to cover and take over payment of the fine (the spelling and punctuation of the author saved. — Approx. ed.), wrote a Cross in the network.
the Trial in the case concerning the justification of terrorism began after the November 2018 Svetlana Prokopyeva on radio “Echo Moskvy in Moscow” expressed his opinion about the causes of the terrorist attack in Arkhangelsk. There in October of the same year, 17-year-old anarchist Mikhail glabicki has arranged explosion in the local FSB. Speaking about the reasons for his action, Prokop said that “the state of their excessive cruelty itself encourages young people to illegal actions.”