Ex-Journalist to Stay in Jail Until March Pending Treason Trial

A Russian court ruled on Monday that former journalist Ivan Safronov be kept in jail until March pending trial on charges of treason, Reuters reported citing RIA news agency.

Safronov, who left journalism and began working at Russia’s space agency in May, was detained by security agents outside his flat on July 7 and accused of passing military secrets to the Czech Republic in 2017. He denies the charge.