Russia (update): Six Years for “Finist, the Brave Falcon”

On Monday, June 8th, a military court in Moscow convicted theater director Zhenya Berkovich and playwright Svetlana Petriychuk of terrorism charges and sentenced them to six years each in prison. Authorities claimed their Golden Mask awarded play “Finist, the Brave Falcon” justifies terrorism, in Russia punishable by up to seven years in prison (see ACAR posts 1, 23, 4, 5 ).  Both have already been in custody for over a year, awaiting trial. 

Sources:  The Moscow Times , Fox News, TV5 Monde