Arrested in Moscow on charges of treason, a former correspondent of the newspaper “Kommersant”, adviser to the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin Ivan Safronov suspected of passing classified data to the exploration of the Czech Republic.
The journalists said the lawyer Ivan Pavlov, reports Meduza.
“The case was initiated on the sixth, that is, yesterday. But there’s already seven volumes, bound and numbered, with crusts. This rarely happens even after years of preliminary investigation. For your colleague for a very long time watched”, he said.
According to Pavlov, the consequence considers that Safronov in 2017, five years after recruitment, “through the Internet has passed classified information on military cooperation of Russia with the middle East and African country.” US intelligence, according to the prosecution, acted under the leadership of the United States.
About the arrest of 30-year-old Safronov became known on the morning of 7 July. In the Russian FSB accused person to “one of the secret services of NATO”. In Roscosmos said that the detention counselor is not for ongoing work in the Corporation.
In the evening the Lefortovo court of Moscow arrested Safronova until September 6. Protection intends to appeal against the measure of restraint.
Safronov believes that he is being persecuted for his journalistic activities.