Police at the SIZO “Lefortovo” in Moscow detained journalists who supported the Safronov

Today in Moscow the action in support of ex-journalist, adviser to the head of “Roscosmos” of Ivan Safronov, the arrests started. It is reported by “Novaya Gazeta”.

The event was held at the SIZO “Lefortovo”, first there detained a member of the Union of journalists Sophia Rusova, which was holding a banner reading “Freedom for Ivan Safronov,” the reason for the detention she was not called.

After Rasovoi security forces taken away in a paddy wagon the correspondent of the newspaper “Cold” Maria Karpenko, journalists of “Kommersant” Olga Allenova, Anna Povero, Anna Vasilyeva, Yulia Gallyamova and Lily Galyavieva, editor of “Kommersant-FM” Alla Pugacheva, a former journalist of “Vedomosti” Tatyana Morozov and author Avtozak LIVE Maxim Kondratiev.

The publication writes that in jail they came without posters, but they were wearing t-shirts with the words “#Spinovaya” and “Freedom for Ivan Safronov”.

A rally in support Safronov organized by the Union of journalists and media workers. The protesters demand to stop the persecution of their colleagues and to declassify the case Safronov.

To the SIZO “Lefortovo” after the start of the campaign drove paddy wagons and police cars. Militiamen demanded the crowd to disperse.

According to “OVD-info”, has already arrested 18 people.

Today it became known that 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 7, Russia held pickets in support of Safronov. According to “jellyfish”, were arrested 28 people, all of them already released.

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