Nadezhda Kevorkova. Screenshot of the video posted by the "Alif TV" on May 6, 2024

14 May 2024, 18:06

Journalist Kevorkova included into list of terrorists and extremists

The "Rosfinmonitoring" (Russian Federal Financial Monitoring Service) has included Nadezhda Kevorkova, a journalist who was arrested on charges of justifying terrorism, into the list of terrorists and extremists.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on May 7, the Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested the 65-year-old Kevorkova, accused of justifying terrorism, for two months. She refused to admit her guilt.

The text by Orkhan Djemal, the posting of which became the reason for accusing Nadezhda, had not been declared illegal earlier. The arguments that the Kevorkova's post in her Telegram channel was accessible to a broad audience have nothing to do with reality, her advocate has emphasized. Kevorkova's post about the events in Nalchik in 2005 concerned the torture to which detainees were subjected and irritated law enforcers, while "she has never supported terror in any form," Maxim Shevchenko, a journalist and Kevorkova's ex-husband, has stated.

The reason for bringing the charges was in the repost of the text from 2010 by journalist Djemal about the attack on Nalchik and the material about the "Taliban"* movement. In the text, Orkhan Djemal talked about his acquaintance with Anzor Astemirov and authorities drawbacks that had led to discontent among Muslims.

*By the Russian Supreme Court the movement has been recognized to be a terrorist organization.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 13, 2024 at 03:55 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

All news

May 19, 2024 22:52

May 19, 2024 22:43

May 19, 2024 22:22

  • KBR native suspected of treason

    Criminal cases of spreading fakes about the Russian Army and treason have been opened against Muaz Kibishev, a native of the Kabardino Balkarian Republic (KBR), who is participating in hostilities against the Russian Army, human rights defenders have informed.

May 19, 2024 19:56

May 19, 2024 14:52

  • Rights defenders give number of kidnapped people in Chechnya

    At least 80 residents of Chechnya have been kidnapped after a car with a DUSTUM license plate was set on fire; volunteers have identified the names of a number of them. In the village of Starye Atagi, Urus-Martan District, about 50 members of the Saif-Islam Elmurzaev family, suspected of setting the above car on fire, have been kidnapped; and about 30 people have been kidnapped in the Shali District, the "Memorial" Centre for Human Rights Defence (CHRD)* has reported.

News archive