The EU called the sentence the journalist Prokopieva unjustified

The European Union considers the sentence unjustified Pskov journalist Svetlana Prokopieva in the form of a fine of 500 thousand rubles for public justification of terrorism, said in a written statement foreign service of the EU.

"She was ordered to pay a significant fine, which we feel is unjustified", - the document says.

The EU noted that "freedom of speech is a cornerstone of democratic society, which can flourish only if citizens have access to reliable information and can make informed choices". "We hope that Russia will fulfill its internal and external obligations, providing journalists the opportunity to work in safety without fear of harassment," the statement said.

The EU confirmed its intention to protect freedom of expression both inside its borders and around the world.

The second Western district military court held a hearing in Pskov fined local journalist Svetlana Prokopieva on 500 thousand rubles for public justification of terrorism.

The Prosecutor, speaking in the debate on Friday, asked for Prokopieva a sentence of six years in a General regime colony and the prohibition to engage in journalistic activities for a period of four years. In addition, Prokop will remain under house arrest until the sentence comes into legal force.

International organization "reporters without borders" earlier said he is relieved at the decision of the court in the case of Prokopieva, which is not sentenced to an actual term.

In the air of "Echo of Moscow in Pskov" in November of 2018 left channel, where Prokop was talking about the attack, which occurred shortly before the building of the FSB in the Arkhangelsk. The text of the transmission was laid out in the shape of the article "Repression of the state" in the publication "the Pskov news". Subsequently, the article and broadcast transmission have been removed at the request of Roskomnadzor, the media and both fined on 350 thousand rubles. Regional SUS'k of the Russian Federation filed a case of public justification of terrorism with the media (part 2 of article 205.2 of the criminal code).

Guilt Prokop recognizes and asserts that the purpose of her material was an attempt to understand the causes of the incident in the FSB building in Arkhangelsk in the autumn of 2018.

The explosion at the entrance to the FSB building in Arkhangelsk 31 October 2018 staged a 17-year-old: he was killed, and three officers of intelligence agencies were injured. The investigating Committee recognized the explosion a terrorist attack.