The court chose lawyer Ivan Pavlov as a preventive measure to prohibit certain actions. This was announced on Friday, April 30, by the press service of the Basmanny District Court of Moscow.
“The court forbade the lawyer Pavlov to use the Internet and communicate with witnesses in the criminal case,” the statement said.
It is noted that the accused was banned from sending and receiving postal and telegraphic items, as well as using communications. At the same time, Pavlov will be able to communicate with the press, the court noted. At the same time, he is prohibited from communicating with witnesses in a criminal case.
The defense was denied a petition to choose a measure of restraint in the form of bail, the press service concluded.
Earlier that day, the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia charged lawyer Ivan Pavlov with disclosing information from the preliminary investigation. 310 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation provides for a fine, or compulsory work or arrest. Pavlov himself did not admit his guilt. The lawyer defended the cc-journalist accused of treason and adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov.
The detention of Pavlov became known on April 30. Searches took place in his apartment and in the apartment of the lawyer’s wife, which is located in St. Petersburg.
Pavlov is the defender of the ex-journalist and adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov, who was detained on July 7, 2020, in the evening of the same day, the Lefortovo Court of Moscow placed him in custody. A criminal case was initiated against him under Art. 275 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“High treason”).
Safronov’s defense stated that investigators suspect him of working for the Czech special services since 2012 and of transmitting military-technical information on arms deliveries to African countries for mercenary purposes, the final recipients of which were the United States.