Russian security officials searched and questioned journalist who wrote about war in Ukraine. Currently she is at home. | QHA media
26 December 2019, 17:39

Russian security officials searched and questioned journalist who wrote about war in Ukraine. Currently she is at home.

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Today, December 26, Yulia Polukhina, a special correspondent for Novaya Gazeta, was detained in Russia.

The publication informed about the detention of its journalist.

“The Investigative Committee of Russia confirmed the detention of Yulia Polukhina. According to the agency, the searches and detention of the journalist were carried out as part of a criminal case on the organization of a criminal community, theft, banditry and robbery, which was instituted due to the activities of PMC E.N.O.T,” the statement said.

Searches took place at Yulia Polukhina’s dwelling place from 6 to 10 in the morning.

During the interrogation, the lawyer was not allowed to see the journalist.

According to recent reports, Polukhina was released. She is at home now.

The editors connect the investigative actions with the materials that were published in the Novaya Gazeta and related to the actions of illegal armed groups in the territory of Donbas, as well as with the investigation of the facts of smuggling.