Russian YouTuber Arrested for Obtaining State Secrets - The Moscow Times


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Summary generated on August 13, 2020


    A Russian YouTuber famous for exploring abandoned sites was arrested and charged with obtaining state secrets last week, authorities and activists said Wednesday.

    He faces up to eight years in jail if found guilty of illegally obtaining and disseminating state secrets.

    A Moscow court ruled Aug. 6 that Pyzh remain in pre-trial custody until October, Reuters cited.

    Pyzh's lawyer said his client's arrest was not linked to his blogs.

    Russian authorities have accused or tried a wide range of people, including journalists and scientists, of disclosing state secrets or high treason in recent years.

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