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In Russia, a man named Titov A.V. became a defendant in a case of high treason (Article 275 of the Criminal Code, from 12 to 20 years old), follows from the court file. The court received a motion to extend his arrest.
"RIA Novosti" writes that Titov was arrested in one of the regions, and then transferred to Moscow. RBC asked the press service of the Lefortovo Court of Moscow for a comment.
The plot of the case is unknown. Usually in Russia, cases of treason are considered behind closed doors.
Punishment under the article on treason provides for imprisonment for a term of 12 to 20 years. According to the Criminal Code, treason implies espionage, the issuance of state secrets to a foreign state or an international or foreign organization, as well as the provision of any assistance to another country in activities directed against the security of Russia.
Since the beginning of the summer, this is at least the fifth case brought under the article on treason. So, in early August, the court arrested Alexander Shiplyuk, director of the Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, who was engaged in developments in the field of hypersound. According to investigators, he transmitted information about hypersonic developments, which are a state secret. Prior to this, the court arrested the chief researcher of the institute, Anatoly Maslov, on a similar charge.
On July 14, in the case of treason, the court arrested Valery Timofeev, an employee of the Russian-Finnish company, and on July 1— Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Quantum Optical Technologies of the Faculty of Physics of the Novosibirsk State University Dmitry Kolker. The scientist was suspected of transferring data containing state secrets to China. On July 3, it became known that Kolker died in jail. The scientist was diagnosed with the fourth stage of pancreatic cancer. He could not eat on his own, he needed maintenance therapy and antiemetics, said his daughter Alina Mironova.
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After the start of the military special operation in Ukraine, the Prosecutor General's Office reminded that the actions of Russians who provide financial and other assistance to a foreign state can be qualified as high treason. In mid-July, Russian President Vladimir Putin also equated switching to the side of the enemy in armed conflicts with treason.