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Russia to keep ex-journalist accused of treason behind bars - TASS cites court

MOSCOW, Sept 2 (Reuters) - A Russian court on Wednesday ordered former newspaper journalist Ivan Safronov to be kept in custody for another three months pending trial on charges of state treason, the TASS news agency reported.

Safronov, who left journalism and began working at Russia’s space agency in May, was detained by security agents outside his flat on July 7 and accused of passing military secrets to the Czech Republic in 2017, a charge he denies. (Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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