A well-known blogger and journalist Yuri Dude commented on the scandals surrounding high-profile cases against journalist Svetlana Prokopieva and adviser to the head of “Roscosmos” Ivan Safronov. “When you see the news about how journalists come from searches, write out huge penalties for non-offensive criticism of the authorities or thrown in prison on suspicion of treason, it is wrong to perceive this as someone else’s problem”, — wrote in his Instagram Dude. According to him, most often “come” to those journalists for whom “people are more important than the state”. “So this is exactly your problem, he added. — Because when injustice happens with you and someone will stop you to go to the section, to communicate with peers and explore the life of the media (not all, but many) will be the first one who will fit for you”. Dude wished Ivan Safronov “a fair and public trial”, and all journalists — “free work, not repression”. “No normal future without this will not be”, — the blogger summarized. We will remind, earlier the Pskov journalist of “echo of Moscow” Svetlana Prokopieva was found guilty in the public justification of terrorism because of the analytical material about the causes of the terrorist attack at the entrance to the building of the FSB Department in Arkhangelsk. The court awarded 500 thousand rubles fine. The Prosecutor demanded to deprive it of freedom for six years and for four years be allowed to work in journalism. About a year ago in the ether “Echo of Moscow in Pskov” was aired the program Prokopieva “Moment of enlightenment”. There the journalist was subjected to a critical analysis of the situation in the country in the context of the terrorist attack in Arkhangelsk, where last fall the 17-year-old boy carried into the building UFSB homemade bomb, detonated it and killed. According to investigators, Prokopyeva admitted the justification of terrorism in the air. In February at its kVartire searched, investigative activities took place in the office of the radio station. In support of the journalist were made by her colleagues and the Council under the Russian President on human rights, European human rights activists. However, in July Prokop was included in the list of terrorists and extremists. On July 7 at home in Moscow on suspicion in cooperation with the NATO intelligence was detained adviser to the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin and former journalist Ivan Safronov. He was charged under article 275 of the criminal code (high Treason). In Roscosmos said that it is not related to the current work of the Corporation. Dmitry Rogozin later said that Safronov had no access to classified information. However, the same day the Lefortovsky court of Moscow has sent him into custody until September 6. According to media reports, the Bank accounts of the adviser to the head of “Roscosmos” and his relatives have been blocked. Later in the apartment of the chief editor of the newspaper “Cold” Taisii Bekbulatova close friend Safronov, were searched. And journalists coming out to the picket lines in support Safronov, was detained by the police. Today Investigatory management of FSB has filed a formal charge of treason Ivan Safronov. He is guilty as charged not guilty.

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