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Saturday, February 17, 2018

FSB explained the reason of searches in the editorial “Echo of Moscow”

In Management of FSB across Moscow confirmed the message of the chief editor of “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov about that in the editorial office of the radio station seized correspondence with the publicist Andrei Piontkovsky and was summoned for questioning a number of employees. All these activities were carried out within investigation of criminal case on incitement to violate the territorial integrity of Russia, contained in one of the published on the website articles.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The message of the FSB in Moscow, transmitted through the channels “Interfax”. It says that currently a criminal case under article 280.1 and 282 of the criminal code calls for the implementation of activities aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation and fulfilment of the actions directed on excitation of hatred or enmity on grounds of nationality. The consequence sees signs of these crimes in one of the articles that was published on the website of “Echo of Moscow”.

The FSB also confirmed that they had received correspondence from the editorial staff with the possible author of this material with the assistance of the staff of the radio station.

Earlier, as reported by MKRU, the chief editor of “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov said that the editors were seized correspondence with the publicist Andrei Piontkovsky. From earlier posts, we can conclude that we are talking about the article “Bomb ready to explode.” At the time of writing this article the Prosecutor General’s office was contacted by the head of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya. Later tweeted Alexei Venediktov confirmed that “the FSB came to the Echo request Spring”.

It turns out that the FSB has come to the Echo request Spring. Of course

— Alexey Venediktov (@aavst) July 5, 2016.

He also said that on Wednesday the chief editor of “Echo of Moscow” will be interrogated in the Ministry of interior in the blog oppositionist Alexei Navalny, and on Thursday will travel to the FSB for questioning in the case Piontkovsky”. “Beautiful lives while I’m gone,” – said Venediktov, who is on a foreign trip.

Acting editor-in-chief of radio station Vladimir Varfolomeyev said that the seizure of correspondence from the servers “echo of Moscow” produced five of the operatives. The event lasted about two hours.

As for Andrei Piontkovsky, informed “MK” has already reported that he decided not to tempt fate and went abroad. Today, lawyer mark Feigin said on his Twitter that the case against Piontkovsky brought under article 280.1 of the criminal code. In this earlier FSB request Feigin responded officially in March 2016 that the criminal case against Piontkovsky was not initiated. Feigin attached a scan of the official letter of intelligence to his message. Instituting proceedings attorney not notified. He also confirmed that Andrei Piontkovsky is now safe outside of Russia and is not going to return.

Let me remind you that the FSB had previously said no about the case against Piontkovsky. Well, the case of political… pic.twitter.com/NCk0eQiTel

Mark Feygin (@mark_feygin) July 5, 2016.

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