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The investigation asked to send journalist Alsa Kurmasheva to a pre-trial detention center in connection with a criminal case regarding the activities of “foreign agents”

The investigation asked to send the editor detained on October 18“Idel. Realities”Alsu Kurmashev is in a pre-trial detention center. The state agency Tatar-Inform was informed about this by the press service of the Sovetsky District Court of Kazan, where a meeting on choosing a preventive measure for Kurmasheva will be held today.

The journalist is accused in a criminal case of refusal to provide documents necessary for inclusion in the register of “foreign agents” (Part 3 of Article 330.1 of the Criminal Code). The maximum penalty under this article is five years in prison.

Tatar-Inform, with reference to the investigation materials, claimed that Kurmasheva “deliberately conducted a targeted collection of military information about Russia’s activities through the Internet in order to transmit information to foreign sources.” and received information about the mobilized teachers of one of the universities in Tatarstan.

The day before, Radio Liberty reported that Kurmasheva had actually been kept in Russia since the beginning of summer. The journalist lived permanently in Prague, and returned to her homeland in May “due to urgent family needs.”

In June, the editor was planning to fly to the Czech Republic, but at the Kazan airport her Russian and American passports were taken away, and a week ago she was sentenced to a fine in a criminal case for failure to notify of her second citizenship (Article 330.2 of the Criminal Code).

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