Asked by The Insider to comment on the accusations, Olga Klyuchnikova replied: “I didn’t do anything like that, I didn’t cooperate with the special services and I don’t cooperate. Over the past year, I was hacked 2 times, my mail, Instagram was broken, I have no social networks (except Twitter), I think it was a planned attack by the Russian special services to disable me and harm the team.
In January last year, Olga Klyuchnikova had a bug in her phone after her arrest. About it informed Sable.
Klyuchnikova and Navalny LIVE cameraman Akim Kerimov were arrested for seven days on charges of disobeying the police. They were detained on December 21 near the house of the alleged participant in the assassination attempt on Navalny, FSB officer Konstantin Kudryavtsev. After the arrest, the phone was never returned to Kerimov.
“And after the arrest, the phone was returned to the head of my campaign headquarters, Olga. It was strange. Therefore, we took a closer look at the phone and found a wiretapping there, ”said Sobol.
According to FBK, the opening of the device was carried out inaccurately, factory glue remained on the edges of the screen. The bug itself turned out to be quite large in size, for its installation it was necessary to move the batteries, which was immediately evident. In addition, during installation, the voice speaker cable and Face-ID were damaged, so it was impossible not to notice the interference.
The chip contained a SIM card, a microphone and a GPS tracker. In addition, the chip is in contact with the display, which can allow you to track what is happening on the screen.
On December 21, Lyubov Sobol, together with a film crew, arrived at the house of Konstantin Kudryavtsev, an FSB officer from Navalny’s group of poisoners. Sobol wanted to ask him a few questions, but Kudryavtsev did not open it to her. At some point, a woman came out of a neighboring apartment – Galina Subbotina, who is Kudryavtsev’s mother-in-law.
By her statement police officers arrived at the scene and detained Sobol and other employees of the Navalny Live channel. After a visit to Kudryavtsev’s house, a criminal case was opened against Sobol for violating the inviolability of the home. Subbotina appears in the Sobol case as a victim.