the Number of criminal cases initiated in Russia on articles related to the activities of the counterintelligence service, grew six fold over the last 10 years. As reported by “the Media”, often the sentences imposed for disclosure of state secret (article 283 of the criminal code).
If in 2009 this article was given on 6 sentences, in 2019 — 46. The number of sentences under articles of treason (article 275 of the criminal code) and espionage (article 276 of the criminal code) did not grow as much, but is also grown. As notes the edition, the articles have become increasingly used after the annexation of Crimea to Russia in 2014.
As noted, in 2012, these articles have been expanded with the addition of they wording “other actions” and “other assistance”. According to the report of human rights defenders of “Team 29”, “History of treason, espionage and state secrets in modern Russia”, such wording in the law “are actually under the article can be customized any assistance to the alien.”
we will Remind, yesterday in Moscow was detained by the adviser to the head of Roscosmos, the former journalist of “Kommersant” and “Vedomosti” Ivan Safronov. He is suspected of treason – the FSB believes that the former journalist was collected and transferred to the representative of security services of the countries of NATO for information on military-technical cooperation, defence and security of Russia constituting state secrets. Meanwhile, the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, that Safronov had no access to classified information.
the Detainee was placed under arrest for two months.
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