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Russia | The Guardian: Russian journalist facing 24-year jail term for treason refuses to sign ‘confession’

Ivan Safronov could be handed record sentence after being tried on secret evidence behind closed doors

Moments before the journalist Ivan Safronov was told he would be facing 24 years in prison, a Russian prosecutor offered him a deal.

Sign a confession, she said during a final courtroom break, and she would recommend a 12-year sentence instead. Safronov answered immediately.

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