Investigatory management of FSB of Russia on July 13 showed, journalist, adviser to the head of “Roscosmos” Ivan Safronov was charged under article 275 of the Russian Criminal code (treason), he previously went by the suspect. As reported by RBC , the lawyer Safronova, Ivan Pavlov, said his client is not guilty.
“The accused Ivan unclear. It is unclear who, according to investigators, he was recruited by Ivan, what information, to whom and how to transfer and at what time,” – said Pavlov.
Near the building of the SIZO “Lefortovo” in Moscow, which contains the accused took action in support of it. Police detained 18 people.
Earlier, on 13 July it became known that the Kremlin press pool wrote a message in support of the arrested.
Safronov was detained in Moscow on 7 July. In the Russian FSB accused him of working for “one of the secret services of NATO”.
According to investigators, the journalist 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.
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.