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Occupiers plan to charge journalist Danilovych with "treason" – KrymSOS

11.11.2022, 10:47

The Russian FSB plans to charge citizen journalist Iryna Danilovych with "treason", KrymSOS reports.

As KrymSOS has learned, the FSB officers plan to file another charge against Iryna Danilovych, whom they kidnapped. "A 'treason' charge under Article 275 of the Criminal Code of Russia may be added to the fabricated case," said Yevgeny Yaroshenko, the organization's analyst.

An act that falls under Article 275 ("Treason") of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation may be punished by 12 to 20 years of imprisonment. For previous accusations of illegal storage of explosives (Part 1 of Article 222.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), Iryna Danilovych may face six to eight years in prison.

As IMI reported, on August 29, in the russian-controlled Feodosia city court, a trial on merits of the case of citizen journalist Iryna Danylovych, who is accused of illegally storing explosives in a glasses case, has begun. The FSB accuses her of making an explosive device from an explosive substance and striking elements (medical needles) and keeping it on her person.

On July 5, the russia-controlled Kyiv District Court of Simferopol extended the measure of restraint in the form of detention for citizen journalist Iryna Danilovych, accused of alleged illegal storage of explosives, until September 6. russia-controlled Supreme Court of Crimea declined to grant the appeal filed by Danilovych's defenders regarding the previous court's decision to extend her arrest until September 6.

Iryna Danilovych was detained on April 29 in the occupied Crimea. She was detained on her way from work on the road from Koktebel to Feodosia. Her house in Vladislavivka village was searched, her phone and laptop were seized.

Several public human rights organizations have demanded the release of citizen journalist Iryna Danilovych, who had been abducted in Crimea.

In late July, Danilovych said that officers of the Federal Security Service of the russian federation (FSB) beat her and continue to pressure her.

Iryna Danilovych worked as a nurse, and was also a citizen journalist, covering the problems of the health care system in Crimea and sharing information about the war in Ukraine. Before the war, Danilovych cooperated with several media and human rights initiatives (InZhyr-Media, Crimean Trial) and ran her own project, Crimean Medicine Unwrapped, where she wrote about the rights of healthcare professionals.

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