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Russian Journalist Arrested Over Making Videos For Alexei Navalny: Report

Different jailed journalists embrace Wall Avenue Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich (Representational)

One other Russian journalist has been detained in Russia for “extremism”, accused of creating movies for the crew of late dissident Alexei Navalny, the Related Press worldwide information company mentioned on Sunday.

Sergei Karelin, who has labored for the AP, is the second journalist arrested over such allegations after Konstantin Gabov, who often labored for Reuters information company and was detained on Saturday.

“The Related Press may be very involved by the detention of Russian video journalist Sergei Karelin,” the company instructed AFP. “We’re looking for further data.”

Gabov, who in keeping with media stories additionally labored for Russian tv channels Moskva 24 and MIR in addition to Belarusian information company Belsat, will stay in pre-trial detention till at the least June 27, the courts’ press service mentioned on Telegram.

Karelin and Gabov are accused of serving to to arrange movies to be printed on the YouTube channel NavalnyLIVE, a platform utilized by Navalny’s crew, the courts mentioned.

Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most distinguished critic, died in murky circumstances in an Arctic jail in February.

His motion is designated as “extremist”, exposing its employees and supporters to prosecution.

Most of Navalny’s allies are in exile or serving prolonged jail sentences.

The Russian authorities have in latest months stepped up the strain on impartial and international media in a concerted effort to silence dissident voices following the offensive in opposition to Ukraine.

In March, photographer Antonina Kravtsova was additionally held on “extremism” accusations after ceaselessly overlaying Navalny’s trials for SOTAvision, one in every of few media organisations documenting political crackdowns in Russia and regarded a “international agent” by the authorities.

Sergei Mingazov, a Russian journalist working for the Russian model of Forbes media, was detained on Friday and accused of spreading “false data” about military abuses in Ukraine.

Different jailed journalists embrace Wall Avenue Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who faces spying claims that he and the US authorities reject.

Russian-American journalist Alsu Kurmasheva, who works for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has been behind bars since October for not registering as a “international agent” as required by the authorities.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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