EIn a statement, Natalia Prilútskaya, an NGO researcher, criticized Ivanov’s conviction for “disclose information about the massacre of civilians in Bucha (Ukraine) and other alleged crimes” of Russian forces as part of the invasion of the neighboring country, which began in February 2022.

The authorities “don’t just gag him (Ivanov)”, by sending a clear message to other critics of the war, said the researcher in the same informative note, highlighting that the journalist’s case reflects the “terrible situation regarding freedom of expression that is lives in Russia today.”

The court in Korolov, a small town located six kilometers northeast of Moscow, found Roman Ivanov, 51, guilty of “disseminating false information” about the Russian army, the RusNews portal reported on social media on Wednesday.

Ivanov worked for the RusNews portal, in addition to maintaining a strong activity on social networks and blogs, channels he used to express criticism against the Russian authorities.

This is the latest conviction of a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime.

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2516924/ai-quer-libertacao-imediata-de-jornalista-russo-que-noticiou-sobre-bucha

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