Tags: EU | Russia | Media

Office of Russia's Top Radio Station Searched in Moscow

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 01:01 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian intelligence officers have searched the office of Russia's most prominent independent radio station in connection with an extremism probe.

Alexei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy, said Tuesday that FSB officers arrived at the station's premises in central Moscow and searched the computer servers for correspondence with Andrei Piontkovsky, who writes a blog for Ekho. Venediktov said the editor-in-chief of Ekho's website has been summoned for questioning in connection with the probe.

The FSB's press office did not name Piontkovsky but said it was investigating calls to violate the country's territorial integrity, a criminal offense in Russia.

Piontkovsky was reported to have left the country in February, when prosecutors started looking into his blog post discussing the future of the southern republic of Chechnya.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Europe
Russian intelligence officers have searched the office of Russia's most prominent independent radio station in connection with an extremism probe.Alexei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy, said Tuesday that FSB officers arrived at the station's premises in central...
EU,Russia,Media
126
2016-01-05
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 01:01 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved