MOSCOW, April 30 (RAPSI) — Investigators accused arrested Ivan Pavlov, the lawyer for Alexey Navalny’s Foundation, of disclosure of certain information pertaining to a preliminary investigation, Pavlov’s attorney Yevgeny Smirnov told RAPSI.
Under the respective articles of the Russian Criminal Code, the charges brought against the lawyer envisage punishment in the form of compulsory work for up to 480 hours, or correctional labor for up to two years, or detention for up to three months.
On Friday, it became known about a search in Pavlov's house and his arrest.
The arrested lawyer is known for his work for human rights association "Team 29", which provides legal assistance to journalist Ivan Safronov, accused of high treason, and Navalny’s foundation (recognized by the Ministry of Justice as a foreign agent); prosecutors seek that it was recognized as an extremist organization.
The Moscow Lefortovsky District Court is to decide today on the extension of detention of the former “Kommersant” newspaper journalist.