Russian police have arrested a lawyer from Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, Vladimir Putin’s biggest rival
A lawyer representing the Anti-Corruption Foundation of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested in Moscow on Friday.As a colleague posted it on social networks.
Ivan Pavlov, A lawyer residing in St. Petersburg, like Navalny Anti-Corruption Foundation Since the Russian authorities made a The cassation case against the institution and the network of regional political offices as extremist organizations.
Pavlov’s partner, Evgeny SmirnovOn Facebook, the lawyer has been arrested A raid on your hotel room in Moscow. He added that the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) was involved in the operation. Pavlov is accused Disclosure of information related to the police investigation.
“Ivan Pavlov is accused of the crime provided for in Article 310 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (disclosure of data from a preliminary investigation)”A spokesman for the Anti-Corruption Foundation told the Evi news agency.
According to sources quoted by the agency Interfax“The case has been filed before Investigation committee“from Russia.
If found guilty, attorney B. A fine of 80,000 rubles (about $ 1,200) or up to three months in prison.
On the other hand, Pavlov defends Ivan Safronov, a Russian reporter accused of treasonA position that is widely seen as politically motivated, and has also been implicated in other high-profile treason cases.
Pavlov was due to appear in a Moscow court on Friday for a hearing on the extension of Safronov’s pre-trial detention.
(With information from AFP and EFE)
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