Posted 24 ноября 2022,, 09:20

Published 24 ноября 2022,, 09:20

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

The Ministry of Internal Affairs put journalist Andrey Karaulov on the wanted list

The Ministry of Internal Affairs put journalist Andrey Karaulov on the wanted list

24 ноября 2022, 09:20
Journalist Andrey Karaulov (pictured), whose house was searched in early November, has been put on the wanted list.

This is reported by the telegram channel “Earlier, than anyone. Well, almost "with reference to the data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Usually, data on the search for persons appear in the database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in connection with the initiation of a criminal case.

As follows from the text of Article 210 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation, if the location of the suspect or the accused is unknown, the investigator instructs the search for him to the bodies of inquiry, which is indicated in the decision to suspend the preliminary investigation or issues a separate decision.

Earlier it was reported that on November 3, Andrey Karaulov reported on a search taking place in his house in Naro-Fominsk. According to him, this is due to the statement of the head of Rostec Sergey Chemezov and the article on slander.

“A search has begun in my house. According to Sergei Chemezov, the article is "Slander". People armed with machine guns tried to cut the gate with a grinder,” Karaulov said on his Telegram channel Andrei Karaulov.Pravda.

Karaulov suggested that the attention of the security forces to his person could be related to the story of Ksenia Sobchak. The journalist himself has been living in the UAE for more than a month, where he is preparing for an operation that is not scheduled in any way because of his heart problems.

Rostec said that Karaulov inflicted "reputational harm" on Chemezov.

“In his channel, he published rumors and conjectures, divorced from reality, without bothering to check the information necessary. Real journalism involves fact checking using at least two sources, as well as an official appeal to the company for comments and clarifications, ” Rostec representatives said .

It should be noted that in December 2011, article 129 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Slander” was decriminalized: it was no longer considered a socially dangerous act, considering it only an administrative offense for which a fine was imposed. However, already in July 2012, “slander” was again criminalized by re-introducing it into the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation in the form of Article 128.1, at the same time increasing the maximum punishment to 5 years in prison. Human rights activists objected to the re-installation of the article on libel in the Criminal Code, stating that it could become an instrument of political pressure on objectionable people.