The Royal City Court arrested RusNews journalist and telegraph channel author Honest Korolevskoye! for two months. Roman Ivanov in the case of “fakes” about the Russian army, reports Mediazona.
According to the publication, the defense suggested the judge to release the journalist on 31 personal guarantees, in return for a deposit of one million rubles, a written undertaking not to leave or an obligation to appear. Or put him under house arrest. Ivanov himself insisted that he had no intention of hiding from court. The journalist also recalled that he had every chance to leave the country, but he did not.
The basis of the accusation against the journalist were two messages in his telegram channel, published in April 2022 and March 2023 and also a position in the audience “Honest Royal!” in VKontakte. In these he wrote about the killings of civilians in Bucha and other Russian military war crimes.
On the morning of April 11, Roman Ivanov’s apartment in Korolev was raided. According to the journalist’s wife, Maria Nekrasova, the police broke down the door to the apartment. After the search, Ivanov was taken to the UK. The journalist’s wife pass in the case as a witness.
In February 2023, the Leninsky District Court of Barnaul sentenced RusNews journalist Maria Ponomarenko has been jailed for six years for spreading “fake news” about the Russian military.