malaymail.com 30 Apr, 2021 08:30 am

Lawyer defending Kremlin critic Navalny's group detained, says colleague

Lawyer defending Kremlin critic Navalny's group detained, says colleague
MOSCOW, April 30 ― Russian security forces detained Ivan Pavlov, a lawyer who is defending Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) in an extremism case, one of his colleagues said today. “Ivan Pavlov has been detained, searches are under way. The FSB (Federal Security...

MOSCOW, April 30 ― Russian security forces detained Ivan Pavlov, a lawyer who is defending Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) in an extremism case, one of his colleagues said today.The FSB (Federal Security Service) is working,” Evgeny Smirnov, a lawyer from Pavlov's team, said on Facebook.Pavlov, who as a lawyer specialises in treason, espionage and other sensitive cases, is accused of disclosing classified information relating to an ongoing investigation, he added.The hearing was held behind closed doors as authorities say the case contains classified information.

That offence is punishable by up to three months in jail, Pavlov's legal team said.Petersburg, was detained in a Moscow hotel, the TASS news agency said citing an unnamed source.

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