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Prosecution mounts ‘justification of terrorism’ case against theater director Zhenya Berkovich and playwright Svetlana Petriychuk

Source: Meduza

With the theater director Zhenya Berkovich and the playwright Svetlana Petriychuk currently in custody, the prosecution is mounting a “justification of terrorism” case against the two artists.

The investigators are now seeking a remand court order to extend their pretrial detention. A Moscow court will hold the hearing this afternoon.

Berkovich and Petriychuk were both arrested on Thursday, May 4. The case against them is tied to the production of Petriychuk’s prize-winning play, “Finist the Bright Falcon,” that tells the story of Russian women who marry radicalized Muslim men and move to Syria.

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