Memorial Human Rights Centre: Journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva is a victim of politically motivated prosecution

20 August 2020 We consider Svetlana Prokopyeva's conviction for the offence of public justification of terrorism unlawful and politically motivated. Her prosecution is directly related to her work as a…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: The prosecution of journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva was politically motivated

20 August 2020 We consider the conviction of Svetlana Prokopyeva for the offence of public justification of terrorism unlawful and politically motivated. Prokopyeva has been prosecuted for her journalistic activities.…

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Lev Ponomarev: Ivan Liubshin and Svetlana Prokopyeva

18 August 2020 Lev Ponomarev, chair of the national civil society organisation For Human Rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy, 18.08.2020]…

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: Everything has already been said about the injustice of the verdict passed in the case of Svetlana Prokopyeva. But we need to talk about something else.

7 July 2020 Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Center for Information and Analysis, member of the Human Rights Council of the Russian President, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Quote for the Week. Svetlana Prokopyeva: “It’s starting to look like a war between the security services and journalists.”

Week-ending 10 July 2020 Svetlana Prokopyeva: “It’s starting to look like a war between the security services and journalists, as if they are in one country and journalists are in…

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Genri Reznik: ‘It is shameful to celebrate, merely because Svetlana Prokopyeva did not go to prison’

6 July 2020 Lawyer Genri Reznik, deputy president of the Federal Bar Association, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group and of the presidential Human Rights Council, spoke to RTVI about…

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Svetlana Prokopyeva’s final statement in court: “State power in the hands of cruel people is a major threat to security”

3 July 2020 The final address of the journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva to the court Source: Novaya gazeta Svetlana Prokopyeva.  Photo from her personal archive Novaya gazeta notes:  The prosecutor's office…

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Quote for the Week. Svetlana Prokopyeva: “I am not afraid to criticize the government. I am not afraid to criticize law enforcement or tell the security organs that they are wrong.”

Week-ending 3 July 2020 Svetlana Prokopyeva: "That is why we need freedom of speech – to sound the alarm in time.  Independent media, journalists, opposition politicians and activists are essential…

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Lev Shlosberg: Testimony in the trial of Svetlana Prokopyeva

18 June 2020 Lev Shlosberg, human rights defender, public figure, member of the Pskov Regional Assembly, journalist, and laureate of a Moscow Helsinki Group award for human rights Source: Moscow…

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Svetlana Prokopyeva: ‘The reality is that a journalist is being put on trial for doing her job.’

15 June 2020 Source: Facebook Tomorrow, at 1 p.m., my criminal trial will begin.  After 18 months, everyone is probably fed up with it – all these endless reminders about…

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