Today, the court in Moscow will consider the complaint of protection eks-journalist, adviser to the head of “Roscosmos” Ivan Safronov for his arrest. Several dozen Russian journalists are ready to take it under its sponsorship, writes RBC.
So, the founder of the magazine The Bell Elizaveta Osetinskaya, a former zamglavnogo editor of “Kommersant” Gleb Cherkasov, the chief editor of “Novaya Gazeta” Dmitry Muratov and former publisher of”Vedomosti” Demyan Kudryavtsev signed personal guarantees for Safronova, who is accused of treason.
In the list of guarantors including the Professor of the Higher school of Economics, writer Alexander Arkhangelsky, Professor HSE Sergei Davydov, Deputy chief editor of “Kommersant” Ivan Sukhov, editor-in-chief The Bell Irina Malkova, editor-in-chief of Forbes Nikolay Mazurin, editor-in-chief of TV channel “Rain” Tikhon Dzyadko, a member of the Council on human rights Ekaterina Vinokurova, editorial Director of “Vedomosti” Yury Katsman, a former salgareda “Vedomosti” Boris Safronov, the head of the movement “Russia sitting” Olga Romanova, numerous reporters and editors of “Kommersant”.
According to RBC, the positive characteristics Safronov given by representatives of all employers, including Roskosmos.
On 13 July the journalists of the Kremlin pool recorded a video in support of former colleagues.
On the morning of 7 July in Moscow detained Safronov. 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.