ロスコスモス総裁のアドバイザーが反逆罪で逮捕される: ずくなしの冷や水

2020年07月10日

ロスコスモス総裁のアドバイザーが反逆罪で逮捕される

ロスコスモス総裁のアドバイザーのスパイ疑惑 簡単な話ではないようです。チェコの特殊機関を通じてロシアの中東武器輸出の情報が米国に流されたというこの疑惑、チェコの第一副首相がコメントを拒否、サフロノフが事情聴取・取り調べに協力拒否、何らかの事実がないわけではないようです。ロゴージンもかなり微妙な立場に置かれました。



※ Rob Lee@RALee85氏の2020/7/7のツイート
Absolutely terrible news. Ivan Safronov, who was previously a journalist at Kommersant and Vedomosti where he primarily covered the defense industry and military, has been arrested for treason. He began working recently as an adivsor at Roscosmos.

毎日新聞2020年7月8日 18時00分(最終更新 7月8日 18時04分)ロシア連邦保安庁、有力紙元記者を逮捕 「言論統制強化」に抗議広がる
 ロシア連邦保安庁(FSB)は7日、露有力紙コメルサントの元記者で国営宇宙企業「ロスコスモス」顧問のサフロノフ氏(30)を国家機密を流出させた国家反逆容疑で逮捕した。ロシアでは6日にも別の女性記者がテロ行為を「正当化」する論評をしたとして有罪判決を受けたばかり。露メディアの記者からは「言論統制の強化」に抗議する動きが相次いでいる。
 露メディアによると、サフロノフ氏は2017年、北大西洋条約機構(NATO)に加盟するチェコの情報機関に対し、ロシアと中東諸国などとの軍事技術協力に関する国家機密を渡した疑いが持たれている。情報は最終的に米国に伝えられたという。国家反逆罪の審理は通常、非公開で行われ、有罪になれば最長で禁錮20年の可能性がある。サフロノフ氏は容疑を否認しており、拘束が伝えられた後にはFSBの庁舎前で元同僚記者らが抗議活動を行った。
 サフロノフ氏は昨年5月、プーチン大統領と関係が近いマトビエンコ上院議長の更迭の可能性を報じた後、コメルサント紙を解雇され、同紙政治部の全記者らも抗議のために辞職。政権側からコメルサント紙への圧力が取り沙汰された。ペスコフ大統領報道官は7日、サフロノフ氏の拘束と「過去の記者活動は関係していない」と述べたが、サフロノフ氏は軍事を専門とし、エジプトへの戦闘機売却契約など軍事機密を暴く記事を発表しており、過去の取材活動と拘束の関連を疑う声も出ている。
 ロシアでは6日にも、18年に17歳の少年が治安機関の建物内で爆発物を爆発させた事件に関し、「(政治活動の自由がない中で)少年が他に意思を伝える手段を思いつかなかった」とラジオで論評した女性記者に対し、「テロ行為を正当化した」として罰金50万ルーブル(約75万円)の有罪判決が言い渡された。首都モスクワなどでは、判決前から女性を支持する他の記者らの抗議活動が相次ぎ、一部が拘束された。
 昨年6月にはモスクワでインターネットメディアの記者が違法薬物の所持容疑で拘束された後、大規模な抗議活動が起こり、記者が釈放された。コメルサント紙は7日に発表した声明の中で、「近年の経験は、言論活動に関わるロシア市民は誰でも重い罪に問われる可能性があることを示している」と懸念を表明。他の有力紙も相次いでサフロノフ氏を支持する声明を発表しており、抗議活動が広がる可能性がある。【前谷宏】

共同2020/7/8
ロ当局、国家反逆罪で元記者逮捕
軍事機密の特ダネに報復か
【モスクワ共同】ロシア連邦保安局(FSB)は7日、有力紙コメルサントの特ダネ記者だったイワン・サフロノフ氏を国家反逆容疑で逮捕した。北大西洋条約機構(NATO)加盟国の情報機関に国家機密を渡した疑いがあるとしている。
 コメルサント紙をはじめ多くのメディアは容疑に疑問を呈し、サフロノフ氏への支持を表明。同氏が暴いた軍事機密に関する記事に対する当局の報復との見方を強めている。
 サフロノフ氏の弁護士によると、FSBは同氏が2012年からチェコ情報機関のスパイとなり、17年にロシアと中東・アフリカ諸国の軍事協力に関する機密情報を渡したと主張している。

TASS2020/7/7
Czech Interior Minister declines to comment on Safronov’s case - media
Safronov's lawyer, Ivan Pavlov, earlier said that in the case file of his client, the United States is referred to as the country that received secret information through Czech special services

PRAGUE, July 8. / TASS /. First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs of the Czech Republic Jan Hamacek declined to comment on reports that Ivan Safronov, adviser to the head of Roscosmos, a former correspondent for the Kommersant and Vedomosti newspapers, passed information to the republic’s special services, the network publication Denik N. stated on Wednesday.

"No comment," it quotes Hamacek as saying.

Safronov's lawyer, Ivan Pavlov, earlier told TASS that in the case file of his client, the United States is referred to as the country that received secret information through Czech special services.

Safronov was detained on July 7 as he left his apartment in the morning. The FSB public relations service informed that Safronov is suspected of communicating confidential state secrets to a representative of one of NATO’s intelligence services and was arrested by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agents. Prosecution launched criminal proceedings on the count of state treason against Safronov, who is now facing 20 years behind bars. The FSB added that the investigation continues. Earlier, Roscosmos informed that Safronov had been arrested but underlined that the arrest is not linked to his current duties as Roscosmos advisor.

Lawyer Yevgeny Smirnov later told reporters, the FSB suspects Safronov of transmitting information to the Czech special services about arms deliveries from Russia to the Middle East and Africa.

Safronov pleaded not guilty in court. According to a TASS source, he refused to cooperate during questioning.

Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday that the former journalist, who earlier worked for the Kommersant and Vedomosti business dailies, was "invited to cover Roscosmos activities a month and a half ago" and "did not have classified information clearance." "I did not doubt his high professionalism and personal decency," Rogozin added.

Russia’s Kommersant Daily, where Safronov worked between 2010 and 2019, issued a statement in support of Safronov, calling him "a true Russian patriot, who was covering defense and space issues because he truly cared about them." Russia’s Vedomosti and Novaya Gazeta newspapers, RBK media group and the Dozhd TV channel also declared their support for Safronov.

Some of the journalist’s former colleagues gathered outside the FSB quarters in downtown Moscow on Tuesday afternoon to show solidarity. Several journalists, including from Kommersant, were detained in the course of one-person protests.

2020/7/7 16:54:52
Rogozin's adviser detained on charges of treason
The press service of Roscosmos said that the investigating authorities detained the adviser to the general director of the state corporation Ivan Safronov.
This is stated in a message on the website of Roscosmos.
He was charged under article 275 of the Russian Criminal Code. Investigative measures are being taken.
It is noted that the detention of Safronov does not concern current work at Roskosmos.
Safronov in May 2020 was appointed to the post of adviser to the head of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin on information policy.
It was previously reported that military expert Vladimir Neyolov was sentenced to seven years in a maximum security colony on charges of treason.

Roscosmos advisor suspected of handing over confidential data to NATO
The charges carry a punishment of 20 years behind bars, according to the Federal Security Service
MOSCOW, July 7. /TASS/. Advisor to the head of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, Ivan Safronov is suspected of communicating confidential state information to a representative of one of NATO’s intelligence services and was arrested by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), the FSB public relations office told TASS.

"The Federal Security Service detained Ivan Safronov, advisor to the director general of Roscosmos state corporation, in Moscow. Safronov was performing tasks of one of NATO intelligence services, collecting state confidential data about Russia’s military and technical cooperation, defense and security and handing it over to its [NATO intelligence service] representative," the FSB said.

Prosecution launched criminal proceedings on the count of state treason against Safronov, which carries 20 years behind bars. The FSB added that the investigation continues. Earlier, Roscosmos informed that Safronov had been arrested.

Safronov was born in Moscow in 1990. He graduated from Moscow’s Higher School of Economics in 2010, obtaining a degree in journalism. He worked as a special correspondent for Russia’s Kommersant and Vedomosti newspapers and was covering military and military-technical cooperation as well as defense and space industries. In May 2020, Safronov was appointed advisor to the Roscosmos chief for information policy and was curating a number of Roscosmos programs.

MOSCOW, July 7. / TASS /. Advisor to the Director General of Roscosmos on information policy Ivan Safronov was detained on Tuesday on suspicion of treason. According to the press service of the state corporation, the detention was not related to his current work.
"The press service of the state-owned corporation" Roscosmos "reports that today the investigating authorities detained the adviser to the general director of the state-owned corporation" Roscosmos "I. I. Safronov," the Roscosmos reported.
The state corporation emphasized that Safronov was charged under Art. 275 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (high treason). “At the moment, investigative measures are being conducted,” the Russian Space Agency emphasized, adding that the detention of the adviser to the general director does not concern current work in the state corporation.
The press service noted that Roscosmos is providing all kinds of assistance to the investigating authorities.
According to a source in law enforcement agencies, Safronov was detained by FSB officers.
Safronov was born in Moscow in 1990. In 2010, he graduated from the Higher School of Economics with a degree in journalism. In 2010-2019, he was a Kommersant correspondent and special correspondent, and in 2019-2020, he was a special correspondent for the Vedomosti newspaper. He was engaged in covering the activities of military and military-technical cooperation, the problems of the military-industrial complex and the space industry. In May, Safronov was appointed adviser to the head of Roscosmos on information policy.

モスクワ、7月7日。 / TASS /。情報政策に関するロスコスモス事務局長への顧問イヴァン・サフロノフは火曜日に反逆罪の容疑で拘留された。国営企業のプレスサービスによると、拘留は彼の現在の仕事とは関係がありませんでした。
「国営企業のプレスサービス」ロスコスモスは、今日、捜査当局が国営企業の総局長に顧問を拘留したと報告している「ロスコスモス」「I. I.サフロノフ」とロスコスモスが報じた。
国営企業は、サフロノフがロシア連邦刑法の275(反逆)アートの下で起訴されたことを強調した。 「現在、調査措置が実施されている」とロシア宇宙庁は強調し、ゼネラルディレクターへのアドバイザーの拘留は国営企業での現在の仕事には関係がないと付け加えた。
プレスサービスは、ロスコスモスが調査当局にあらゆる種類の支援を提供していることを指摘しました。
法執行機関の情報筋によると、サフロノフはFSBの職員によって拘留された。
サフロノフは1990年にモスクワで生まれました。 2010年に彼はジャーナリズムの学位を取得して経済高等学校を卒業した。 2010〜2019年にはコメルサント特派員および特別特派員を務め、2019〜2020年にはヴェドモスティ新聞の特別特派員を務めました。彼は軍事および軍事技術協力の活動、軍産複合体および宇宙産業の問題を​​カバーすることに従事していた。 5月、サフロノフはロスコスモスの情報政策の責任者に任命された。

TASS2020/7/10
Safronov’s case not linked to his professional activities, Russian intelligence chief says
Safronov was a reporter for the Kommersant daily in 2012-2017
MOSCOW, July 10. /TASS/. The detention of Ivan Safronov, an advisor to the head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, is in no way linked to his professional activities, Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergei Naryshkin told reporters on Friday.

"I would like to highlight a few important things," he said in response to a question. "First, I highly appreciate the skills of Russian intelligence personnel. Second, the defendant’s detention and the charges brought against him are in no way linked to his professional activities," Naryshkin pointed out.

"And third, I don’t recommend anyone try to put pressure on the investigation, let alone on the court. Only the court can decide whether a defendant is guilty or not," he stressed.

According to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), Safronov was recruited by Czech intelligence in 2012. Eventually, he collected information on Russia’s defense cooperation with African countries and the Russian military’s activities in the Middle East in 2017 and passed it to the Czech Office for Foreign Relations and Information. However, the information was actually meant for US intelligence agencies. Safronov was a reporter for the Kommersant daily in 2012-2017. According to a FSB investigator, the case is not linked to Safronov’s work as a journalist.

サフロノフは、発覚する、あるいは立件されるとは思っていなかったんでしょう。せっかく良いポストに就くことができたのに、惜しいことをしました。

チェコの情報機関が米国に取り込まれていたことが発覚してチェコの第一副首相がコメントを拒否。対応に苦慮しているでしょう。ロシアの情報機関はチェコ側からサフロノフに関する情報を得たのかもしれません。
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