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Russian Federation: Further information: Journalist convicted but given lenient sentence: Svetlana Prokopyeva

, Index number: EUR 46/2720/2020

Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva was found guilty of “justification of terrorism” and fined 500,000 roubles (about $7,000) on 6 July. The court rejected the prosecutor’s request to imprison her for six years and ban her from any journalistic work for further four years. Svetlana Prokopyeva has committed no crime and is penalised for criticising the government.

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