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a Guilty verdict in the case of the Pskov journalist Svetlana Prokopieva, convicted of “justification of terrorism” is unfair and this can hardly be called a win — win would be an acquittal. This was stated to “Rosbalt”, the chief editor of “Media zones” Sergei Smirnov, who was present today at the court.

“We in Russia — well, what’s acquittal in 2020 in a politically motivated case?.. It is in principle impossible, or possible only in theory. So we need to evaluate the sentence based on the options that are there. And based on the realities that currently exist, a penalty without a prohibition on a profession — it’s better than it could be: could be real time could be a ban on the profession, that is, there is the two most vulnerable things,” commented the reporter.

“Fine is not very good, it can not be called a victory. But it’s better than it could be,” — said Sergey Smirnov.

Recall that on Monday, the court handed down a guilty verdict in Pskov journalist Svetlana Prokopieva pursued in the text about the terrorist attack in Arkhangelsk on criminal charges of justification of terrorism. The Prosecutor demanded to deprive her of liberty for 6 years and for 4 years to ban in the profession. The court fined her 500 thousand rubles. She did not admit guilt and intends to appeal the verdict.

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