06 iulie 2020

Russia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva

eeas.europa.eu

On Monday 6 July, a Russian court found prominent journalist, Ms Svetlana Prokopyeva, guilty on charges of justifying terrorism after having stated in a radio programme that a terrorist attack at an FSB building was linked to the social and political situation in Russia, and that the incident was a result of the State’s ongoing restrictions on political and civil liberties. She has been ordered to pay a substantial fine, which we consider unjustified.The prosecution of Ms Prokopyeva is [...]