Court adjourns consideration of extending Yevgenia Berkovich’s detention 09:35

The consideration of the petition for the extension of the detention of director Yevgenia Berkovich and playwright Svetlana Petriychuk on charges of legitimizing terrorism has been postponed from September 5 to September 6. In our conversation with this person, DEA News said lawyer Sergei Badamshin.

Moscow Khamovniki Court will consider the petition on September 6 at 14:00.

At the end of June, the court extended the arrest of the director and playwright until 10 September. The investigation also appointed the specialty of a psychological and linguistic writer to be carried out by the FSB unit in the Sverdlovsk region.

In early May, the Moscow Zamoskvoretsky Court arrested Petriychuk and Berkovich on charges under Part 2 of Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (legitimizing terrorism using the Internet). The article provides for a prison sentence of five to seven years.

The reason for the arrest was a YouTube reading of the game Finist the Clear Sokol, in which experts found signs that legitimize terrorism, the ideology of the Islamic State terror group (a banned organization in Russia), and jihadism.

The defendant’s defense considers the “destructive” investigation to be illegal and bases its defense on the response of the Russian Ministry of Justice VFBU RFTSSE. The answer states that such examinations are not carried out at the RFTSSE and that “destructology is not a science, nor is it any field of technology, art or craft, but is only specifically understood by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

The director of the show is Berkovich, and the screenwriter is Petriychuk. The production tells the story of women who decide to marry supporters of radical Islam virtually and live with them in Syria. The show received the Golden Mask award and was funded, among other things, by the Ministry of Culture.

Russian Jewish Congress discussed To Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Russian Investigative Committee, with a request that the religious scholar Roman Silantyev, who is an expert on the Berkovich case, be checked for inciting ethnic hatred.

Formerly Russian saidHe said that the main artwork of the Burning Man festival was never burned.



Source: Gazeta

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