Critical journalist jailed in Russia, released from newspaper for refusing to disclose sources

The Russian police arrested Ivan Safronov in Moscow, a journalist who was released by the Kommersant newspaper two months ago after refusing to disclose his sources in an exclusive article he published, which is currently serving as a consultant to the Russian Space agency Roscosmos was active.

The Moscow Times reported about the arrest of the Russian journalist, who has worked for the Kommersant business newspaper for the past 11 years and for the financial newspaper Vedomosti in the last phase.

Safronov was released by Kommersant two months ago for refusing to disclose the source of an exclusive sale of military aircraft to Egypt, and then worked at Vedomosti until he ended up in Roscosmos as a consultant to Dimitri Rogozin. Head of the Russian space agency.

Critical journalist jailed in Russia, released from newspaper for refusing to disclose sources
Critical journalist jailed in Russia, released from newspaper for refusing to disclose sources

The Russian space agency confirmed his arrest, indicated that he was involved in the investigation, and stressed that this was not related to his current work. “I. I. Safronov’s arrest does not affect his current job with the Roscosmos state body,” said the corporation.

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