2-nd Western district military court in Pskov, Russia on 6 July sentenced a journalist Svetlana Prokopieva, which was accused of public justification of terrorism. It is reported by “the Media”.
Prokop will have to pay a fine of 500 thousand rubles ($7 thousand), and her computer confiscated in favor of the state.
The Prosecutor asked for the journalist’s six years of imprisonment; the maximum punishment under part 2 of article 205.2 of the Criminal code of Russian Federation (ppublic appeals to implementation of terrorist activities, public justification of terrorism or disseminating terrorist propaganda using media or the Internet) to seven years.
After the meeting, Prokop called the main success protection the fact that it is not forbidden to practice journalism. She stated that he considers himself innocent and will appeal.
The people who gathered to support the defendant, began on the steps of the court to collect her money for the payment of the fine, to which the woman said, “Yes, you are crazy!”
The criminal case against Prokopieva opened her column about Michael Globecom — 17-year-old anarchist, who on 31 October 2018 blew himself up at the entrance to the FSB in the Arkhangelsk region. According to the journalist, depriving citizens of legal and non-violent methods of political struggle, the authorities, as in the days of the people, dooming unhappy at radicalization. The author read her column on the air “echo of Moscow in Pskov”, later reprinted in its site “the Pskov news”
The prosecution Prokopieva started with the fact that the 7 November 2018, an automated system for monitoring mass communications of the RF center responded to the word “terrorist” and “explosion”. Specialist group for media monitoring text considered suspicious and reported to the Department of Roskomnadzor in the Pskov region. The investigative Committee saw in the actions of the journalist signs of crimes – torture to form a positive attitude towards Globecomm, wrote “the Media”.