Attorney Advisor to the head of “Roscosmos” Ivan Safronov, which in Russia is accused of treason, said that his client was offered a plea deal. It is reported by TASS.
According to Ivan Pavlov, investigator Safronov suggested a deal in which he would have to admit guilt and to not more than two thirds of the maximum punishment, that is, 10 years.
The investigator demanded from the adviser to the head of “Roscosmos” disclosure of information sources.
The lawyer expressed the view that the investigation contradicts itself, categorically denying the relationship of the charges against a journalist Safronov, it turns out that interest, his sources of information.
On the eve it became known that from Safronov suspect coronavirus.
Safronov was detained at thecentre on 7 July in Moscow. In the Russian FSB accused him of working for “one of the secret services of NATO”.
According to investigators, Safronov in 2017, five years after recruitment, “through the Internet gave intelligence of the Czech Republic classified information on military cooperation of Russia with the middle East and African countries.” Exploration of the Czech Republic, according to the prosecution, acted under the leadership of the United States. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic refused to comment on this information.
In the evening the Lefortovo court of Moscow arrested Safronova until September 6. Adviser to the head of the Roscosmos believes that he is being persecuted for his journalistic activities.
Lawyers Safronov said that he refused to sign the document to disclose information about the investigation.
July 13, Safronov was charged with treason.