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June 22, 2020 12:26 GMT
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Svetlana Prokopyeva has described the case against her as an attempt to "assassinate freedom of speech" in Russia.
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PSKOV, Russia -- The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ), a human rights watchdog founded by Hollywood star George Clooney and his wife, Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Clooney, will be monitoring the high-profile trial of Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, who is accused of "justifying terrorism."
Prokopyeva’s lawyer Tatyana Martynova told RFE/RL on June 22 that the CFJ will be represented at the trial in the northwestern Russian city of Pskov by lawyer Maksim Kuznetsov, who will monitor the trial's legality.
Prokopyeva told RFE/RL that the monitoring "will play the role of a 'social searchlight' that will permit the evaluation of the case that we were hoping to get," adding that because of coronavirus restrictions many international organizations have been unable to attend the trial.
On June 16, when the trial resumed, Prokopyeva reiterated her stance, rejecting charges that she had "justified terrorism" by publishing an online commentary that linked a suicide bombing to the country's political climate.
Prokopyeva, a freelance contributor to RFE/RL's Russian Service, was charged in connection with a commentary she wrote in November 2018, published by the Pskov affiliate of Ekho Moskvy radio. In the text, she discussed a bombing outside the Federal Security Service (FSB) offices in the northern city of Arkhangelsk.
The Russian media had reported that the suspected bomber, who died in the explosion, had posted statements on social media accusing the FSB of tampering with criminal cases.
In her commentary, Prokopyeva linked the teenager's statements to the political climate under President Vladimir Putin. She suggested that political activism in the country was severely restricted, leading people to despair.
Prokopyeva has described the case against her as an attempt to "assassinate freedom of speech" in Russia.
If found guilty, she faces up to seven years in prison.
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"The charges against Svetlana are bogus and should be dropped, so that she and other Russian journalists can continue their efforts to address the important questions that Russians are contending with without fear of legal penalty," RFE/RL President Jamie Fly said in a statement.
Human Rights Watch called Prokopyeva's prosecution "a violation of freedom of expression, but not just hers."
"It sends yet another chilling message that in Russia, raising uncomfortable questions can have severe repercussions -- a lesson the authorities have been giving the media for years," the New York-based rights group said.
The case has drawn criticism from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and media-rights groups like Reporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the European Federation of Journalists.
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Post by party animal - not! on Fri 26 Jun 2020, 16:20


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Post by Admin on Sat 27 Jun 2020, 15:18

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JUNE 25, 2020
The Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative monitored
criminal proceedings against Evelyn Hernandez and “Diana,”i women
charged with murder in El Salvador after being treated for obstetric
emergencies after they gave birth in their homes. The two reports
released today detail the human rights violations against the two
women—one of whom was pregnant as a result of a rape—because of
El Salvador’s draconian and discriminatory approach to reproductive
healthcare.
Amal Clooney, co-President of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, said,
“It is unconscionable that El Salvador continues to treat women who are
victims of medical emergencies as criminals. El Salvador should reform
its law to comply with international human rights norms and respect the
rights of women.”
Though the defendants in these cases were not convicted, their trials are
part of a pattern of persecution. Over the past two decades, El Salvador
courts have convicted and imprisoned dozens of women for up to 40
years because they had an abortion or simply suffered a miscarriage—
with the majority being women of limited means. Many of these women
were brought to the attention of the police by healthcare professionals
who themselves fear prosecution for not reporting abortions or obstetric
complications.
CFJ calls on El Salvador to repeal laws criminalizing women’s
reproductive health and ensure the authorities do not discriminate
against women through unfair prosecutions and trials.
STATEMENT ON THE RELEASE OF REPORTS
ON THE TRIALS OF EVELYN HERNANDEZ
AND “DIANA” IN EL SALVADOR
Photo Source: CNN
Hernandez Trial
Grade: D
“Diana” Trial
Grade: C
ABOUT THE CLOONEY FOUNDATION FOR JUSTICE’S TRIALWATCH INITIATIVE
The Clooney Foundation for Justice's TrialWatch initiative monitors and grades the
fairness of trials of vulnerable people around the world, including journalists, women and
girls, religious minorities, LGBTQ persons and human rights defenders. Using this data,
TrialWatch advocates for victims and is developing a Global Justice Ranking measuring
national courts’ compliance with international human rights standards.
BACKGROUND
Professor Juliet Sorensen, Clinical Professor of Law, Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern
University, and staff at the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights conclude in the Fairness
Reports assessing these trials that the proceedings against Ms. Hernandez were “marred by due process
violations” and “reflected a reliance on gender stereotypes.” In Diana’s case, the proceedings violated “a
number of her rights, including the right to liberty, the right to freedom from cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment, and the right to privacy.”
Both women were arrested while seeking medical treatment for obstetric emergencies that occurred while
they were at home. Despite a dearth of evidence, both were subsequently charged with aggravated
homicide. Indeed, in Diana’s case, a representative of the prosecutor’s office was overheard stating that
homicide was 'the only thing that could have happened' immediately after arriving at Diana’s house; further,
the prosecution either did not have medical information on the child's cause of death at the time of the
indictment—or withheld that information from the defense. Ms. Hernandez and Diana were also subjected
to unjustified pretrial detention and, in Diana’s case, to violations of her right to humane treatment, even
after she attempted suicide in detention.
Both women were victims of the discriminatory application of El Salvador’s criminal laws to women—
especially poor women—who need medical care for pregnancy complications but are instead treated as
criminals. Further, in Ms. Hernandez’s case, “the prosecution cited her alleged concealment of her
pregnancy as evidence of malice aforethought,” an “unsubstantiated ascription of intent” suggestive of an
outdated discriminatory view and presumption of guilt.
While CFJ welcomes the fact that Ms. Hernandez was acquitted and the charges against Diana were
dismissed, the cases against these women were flawed from the start. In line with recent decisions by the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, El
Salvador should take immediate action to end “discriminatory institutional practices within criminal law and
the healthcare sector” and ensure that women undergoing obstetric emergencies or suffering miscarriages
are able to access reproductive healthcare without fear of “accusations of aggravated homicide” in which
“‘the[ir] guilt . . . [is] assumed.’”
For a full legal analysis of the trials and explanation of the grades that have been provided, please see here
and here.
i Diana’s name has been changed.

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