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Forbes journalist in Russia placed under house arrest

April 27, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Sergei Mingazov
Sergei Mingazov

A Russian court on Saturday placed Sergei Mingazov, a journalist for the Russian edition of Forbes, under house arrest, reports Claudia Chiappa of Politico.

Chiappa reports, “Mingazov was detained Friday on charges of spreading false information about the Russian military, his lawyer Konstantin Bubon said on Facebook.

“Bubon said the journalist was arrested for reposting publications about what happened in the Ukrainian city of Bucha, where Ukrainian authorities found the bodies of more than 400 civilians after Moscow’s forces withdrew in April 2022. Ukraine has officially filed war-crimes charges against Russian soldiers over the killings in Bucha, but Moscow has repeatedly denied the accusations.

“Bubon told Forbes Russia that authorities had searched Mingazov’s house and seized his computer and phone. According to the lawyer, Mingazov was being detained in the far-eastern city of Khabarovsk. On Saturday, Russia’s state-run RIA reported that Mingazov had been placed under house arrest.”

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