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Law enforcers in Russia came with a search to journalist Pavel Nikulin.

The search warrant was issued by the Kaluga court under the article "Passing training for the purpose of carrying out terrorist activities". The journalist himself connects the search to the last year publication of the article "From Kaluga with Jihad" in the magazine The New Times, in which he told the story of a Russian who fought in Syria "for an Islamic idea".

"My place is searched. Good morning. Over the text in The new times. Phone is seized." Pavel Nikulin managed to write in his Twitter.

According to the lawyer of the public organization "Open Russia" Roman Klimov, law enforcers prevented him from taking a picture of the search warrant, all electronics were seized from the journalist as well as T-shirts with the logotype of the Moloko plus magazine, in which he is an Editor-in-chief.

Human rights activist Valentina Degtyarenko said that Nikulin has the status of a witness, in the near future he will be taken to the interrogation.

“This morning began with a search of Pavel Nikulin. Since our lawyer from the human rights of Open Russia is now at the site, I report:

The search is conducted by the FSB of the Kaluga region in the case under Article 205.3 of the Criminal Code (the passage of training for the purpose of carrying out terrorist activities). Pavel is in the status of a witness. The electronics have already been seized, as well as magazines Moloko plus, T-shirts with symbols. Apparently, it is really due to the article "From Kaluga with Jihad". Then they are taking him to the interrogation.

UPD: The whole circulation of Moloko plus was seized"

Reference: in June last year, the court fined The New Times for the publication of Pavel Nikulin "From Kaluga with Jihad." According to the journalist, he wanted to publish his material in the Esquire magazine, but the editors refused the text after the visit of the FSB officers. However, the magazine's editor-in-chief Sergei Minaev denied that FSB agents came to him.

Note that in the Russian Federation, searches of dissenters have become commonplace. This is most clearly observed in the annexed Crimea, where security forces regularly conduct searches of Crimean Tatars.

Source: Media Zone

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