Russia’s Federal Security Service, the principle replacement organization to the Soviet-time KGB, charged a noticeable previous journalist with treachery as fights including delegates of state media accumulated pace.
Ivan Safronov, who routinely broke news on touchy arms bargains while working for the Kommersant paper over a great part of the previous decade, denies the allegations against him, his lawyer Ivan Pavlov said Monday. Safronov left news coverage recently and functioned as an assistant to the top of Russia’s state space office since May.
Examiners affirm that Safronov, who was kept about seven days prior, passed ordered data to Czech insight that Prague at that point gave to the U.S., as per his legal advisor. The charges contain no insights regarding any compensation or to whom precisely he purportedly gave the materials, Tass revealed, refering to Pavlov.
Safronov’s indictment is the most recent in a raising number of undercover work cases in the previous decade and has prompted a clamor in the Russian media. Police kept a few writers Monday for exhibiting outside the Lefortovo jail where he’s being held, after comparable fights a week ago as journalists upbraided the charges against their previous associate and required an open and straightforward examination. The FSB, as the security administration is known, hasn’t freely introduced proof and undercover work preliminaries are held away from plain view.
Individuals from the pool of journalist who spread President Vladimir Putin, including from state news administration Tass and authority paper Rossiyskaya Gazeta, discharged a video supporting Safronov and requesting the insight administrations make open their proof. Safronov had gone through quite a while in the Kremlin pool.