Peskov sees no trend in the prosecution of journalists in Russia

the Kremlin did not notice the reason to talk about the increasing harassment of journalists and appeal not to make generalizations. “Such a trend does not notice, not see,” — said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on a question on the detention of journalists.

As reported by Interfax, Peskov called for “to proceed from reality”, and added that the Kremlin does not address the detention of journalists, came out with pickets in defense adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov, accused of treason.

“We don’t think anything in this regard”, — said Peskov and was advised to ask all questions to law enforcement agencies, not to the Kremlin.

according to RIA “Novosti”, Peskov also stated that all criminal cases related to state secrets, are considered by the court of a certain mode, and to change the law, focusing on the opinions of individual journalists, it would be wrong. He emphasized, in the context of the case Safronov that the decision on the guilt of a citizen can only take the court, so you need to wait for his decision. So, concluded Peskov to comment on the case until a court decision, it would be wrong.

we will Remind, on the eve of the FSB detained the adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov, who previously worked in “Kommersant” and “Vedomosti”. He is accused of treason. The FSB believes that, as in 2012, recruited by the Czech secret service, in 2017 gave it to the representative of the secret information associated with the supply of weapons and the activities of the Russian Armed forces in Africa and the Middle East. The final recipient of classified information were the United States, believes the investigation.

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