The Lefortovo court granted the petition of investigator Alexander Chaban and limited journalist Ivan Safronov and his lawyers to familiarize themselves with the case materials until February 11, 2022. About it informed Safronov’s lawyer Ivan Pavlov.
Pavlov specified that the materials of the case are about 10,000 pages long.
Recall that last November became knownthat Safronov, accused of treason, once again refused to make a deal with the investigation.
Safronov was detained on July 7, 2020 and placed under arrest. The investigation stated that in 2012 he was recruited by a representative of the Czech intelligence service, to whom in 2017 he passed secret information related to Russia’s military-technical cooperation in African countries and the actions of the Russian Armed Forces in the Middle East. The ultimate recipient of the classified information, according to investigators, was the United States.
November 2 Safronov was presented new final accusation. Another episode was added to the episode with the transfer of information to the “representative of Czech intelligence”: according to the investigation, in December 2015, he gave political scientist Demuri Voronin some information about the activities of the Russian Armed Forces in Syria. He allegedly forwarded this data to representatives of the University of Zurich in Switzerland and the German Federal Intelligence Service.
Safronov does not admit guilt and believes that the criminal case is connected with his journalistic activities.
Lawyer Ivan Pavlov was detained in April on charges of disclosing data from a preliminary investigation into the Safronov case. As a preventive measure, Pavlov was assigned a ban on certain actions: he could not communicate with witnesses in the case, use the Internet and telephone.
At the end of July, Safronov was interrogated as a witness in the Pavlov case, after which they lost the opportunity communicate with each other. Pavlov, however, remained Safronov’s representative. In September, Pavlov left from Russia, and at the end of October he was put on the wanted list.
In December, the publication “Agency” published details of the biography and methods of work of the investigator Alexander Chaban, who is in charge of Safronov’s case. As the Agency notes, almost all “spies” and “traitors” in Russia pass through Chaban, because he “stops at nothing” in order to obtain confessions from them.