Los Angeles lady arrested on treason cost in Yekaterinburg, Russia | EUROtoday

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RIGA, Latvia — Russia’s Federal Security Service introduced Tuesday the arrest of a 33-year-old lady on treason fees, accusing her of collaborating in pro-Ukraine protests outdoors Russia and of sending support to Kyiv.

The lady, a twin American-Russian citizen, was not recognized in a press release issued by the Federal Security Service, or FSB, which mentioned she “was involved in providing financial assistance to a foreign state in activities directed against the security of our country.”

The assertion recognized her as a “resident of Los Angeles.” It was unclear how lengthy she had lived in California or when and why she returned to Russia.

The FSB revealed video of a girl wearing a beige outfit with a white hat pulled over her face being led by a masked safety agent down a number of flights in a constructing in Yekaterinburg, a metropolis simply east of the Ural mountains.

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She was then proven being handcuffed, positioned in a automotive and brought right into a courtroom. Video along with her face blurred confirmed the lady standing in a metallic cage within the court docket. It was unclear exactly when the arrest occurred, however Russian media reported {that a} court docket continuing within the case happened Monday.

The FSB assertion mentioned the lady repeatedly took half in public protest actions outdoors Russia “in support of the Kyiv regime.” Since Russia’s invasion in February 2022, she had additionally raised funds for a Ukrainian group, the FSB claimed.

These have been “used to purchase tactical medicine, equipment, weapons and ammunition by the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” in accordance with the FSB assertion.

The assertion mentioned the lady had appeared in court docket, which remanded her to a detention heart pending investigation of the case.

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The lady’s arrest follows that of American journalist Evan Gershkovich, a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal accredited by the Russian Foreign Ministry, in Yekaterinburg final March on espionage fees that he, his employer and the State Department vehemently deny.

A Prague-based editor with Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe, Alsu Kurmasheva, a twin American-Russian citizen, was arrested in October after touring to her household’s dwelling in Russia’s Tatarstan area for a household emergency. Kurmasheva was charged with failing to register as a international agent.

Russian treason circumstances are opaque, with trials closed and proof categorized.

Natalia Abbakumova contributed to this report.

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