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Here’s the scene outside the courtroom in Russia after journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva avoided prison for ‘justifying terrorism’
11:57 am, July 6, 2020
On July 6, a military court in Pskov convicted journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva of “justifying terrorism” in an article where she argued that Russia’s federal authorities are partly to blame for a suicide bombing in October 2018 against an FSB building in Arkhangelsk. Prosecutors wanted her imprisoned for six years, but the court decided to release her with a fine of
(almost $7,000). Prokopyeva says she plans to challenge the ruling.
Anton Vaganov / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA