The Kremlin distances itself from the case and denies the persecution of journalists
MADRID, 8 (EUROPE PRESS)
One of the lawyers for Russian journalist Ivan Safronov, who is accused of treason for allegedly working for a NATO country’s secret service, has confirmed that there is no evidence to support the allegations against his client, and that it appears to be is an orchestrated case.
For example, Ivan Pavlov assured Ekho Moskvy that the lawyers had “no evidence”. “The investigators didn’t explain anything to us,” he said, according to the DPA news agency.
Pavlov has claimed that the only thing that is currently known to them is that the authorities accuse Safronov of submitting classified information to the Czech Republic about Russia’s military engagement in Africa and the Middle East. Russian media speculate that the allegations could only be based on information about the export of Russian weapons, especially the shipping of air equipment to Egypt.
According to Pavlov, the lack of evidence suggests that “investigators are trying to hide their intentions.” “We know that (the case) is directly related to his work as a journalist,” he added.