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SOTAvision journalist Antonina Favorskaya was arrested in the case of participation in FBK

Judge Elena Lenskaya of the Basmanny District Court of Moscow sent SOTAvision journalist Antonina Favorskaya to a pre-trial detention center in the case of participation in FBK, a Mediazona correspondent reports from the courtroom.

The press service of the Moscow courts wrote that Favorskaya is accused in “collecting material, producing, and editing videos and publications for FBK.” When the journalist was taken out of the courtroom, she managed to shout: “They are trying me for an article about how the Federal Penitentiary Service tortured Alexei Navalny!”

The court considered the petition for the arrest of the journalist behind closed doors. Favorskaya herself objected to closing the trial: “I am completely against a closed trial. The press needs to know what is happening here, what I am accused of.”

1OnlineArrest of journalist Antonina Favorskaya in the FBK case. Online

The day before, the Investigative Committee charged Favorskaya with the case of participation in an extremist community (Part 2 of Article 282.1 of the Criminal Code). According to security officials, she posted posts on FBK platforms.

For the last two years, the journalist has covered all the court hearings in the cases of politician Alexei Navalny, shot the last video with him and made a report from the village of Kharp, where IK-3 is located.

Favorskaya was detained on March 17 near the Brateevo police station three hours after laying flowers on Navalny’s grave; at that moment she was in a cafe near the metro with two other journalists –

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