Russian detains ex-defense reporter for treason
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
A high-profile Russian journalist who became an adviser to the head of the space agency was detained Tuesday on charges of treason for allegedly divulging state military secrets, the security service said. Ivan Safronov, a former journalist and aide to the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos, detained on charges of treason for divulging state military secrets, stands inside a defendants' cage during a court hearing in Moscow on July 7, 2020. Vasily Maximov / AFP Ivan Safronov, 30, worked for business outlets Kommersant and Vedomosti and was one of Russia's most high profile and respected journalists reporting on defence. His arrest on charges that...
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