Russian human rights activists from the presidential Council criticized the prosecution in the case of the Pskov journalist Svetlana Prokopieva that July 6 may be sentenced to six years for “justification of terrorism”. Prokopyeva was under investigation for the material on the terrorist attack in the building of the FSB in the Arkhangelsk October 31, 2018.
Instead of closing the case, which is followed all over the world, prosecutors filed to the employee “echo of Moscow” “absolutely absurd demands huge criminal sentence in the absence of corpus delicti,” said the indignant members of the Commission on freedom of information and rights of journalists at the HRC.
In the presidential Council on human rights has accused the Pskov Prosecutor’s office of incompetence”. “We hope the court will prove to be more competent for the prosecution”, the statement says.
In the HRC noted that Svetlana Prokopyeva attempted to understand the motive of the young perpetrators of terrorist acts Michael Glubinnogo — and that does not make her an accomplice to the crime. “Prokop did not supported the act of Globecore”, — emphasized in the organization.
Recall that because of the demands of the Prosecutor, the reporter also threatens “ban on profession” of journalism for four years.
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