The Basmanny Court of Moscow completed the proceedings in the criminal case of Russian journalist Alexander Nevzorov, accused of spreading “fakes” about the Russian army.
According to Russian media, the court in absentia sentenced the journalist Nevzorov to 8 years in the colony.
At a meeting held on January 31, the representative of the prosecutor’s office demanded to sentenced the journalist to 9 years in prison and forbid him to publish on the Internet for 4 years.
The Russian authorities accuse Nevzorov of the publications of allegedly “obviously false information” on intentional shelling by the Russian military maternity hospital in Mariupol and the murder of civilians in Buch. On April 22, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation included Nevzorov in the register of “foreign agents”. In early May, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation announced the journalist on the wanted list.
Currently, the journalist is abroad and does not disclose his location. In June, it became known that he received Ukrainian citizenship.