Nadezhda Kevorkova. Screenshot of the video by the "Alif TV", September 4, 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1_J-lCtZ-8&list=PLRALUa8Cg90ObrcFX6I2C_FeaXWX2V1Zt&index=11

09 May 2024, 20:30

Journalist Maxim Shevchenko rejects any Kevorkova's possibility of supporting terrorism

Nadezhda Kevorkova's publications about the events in Nalchik in 2005 dealt with the torture of detainees; they irritated law enforcers. However, "she didn't support terrorism in any form," Maxim Shevchenko, a journalist, has stated in his comment on Kevorkova's arrest for allegedly justifying terrorism.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Nadezhda Kevorkova refused to admit her guilt in justifying terrorism. The Basmanny Court of Moscow has arrested her until July 6. The text, the posting of which has caused the accusation, had not been declared illegal earlier. The argument that the post placed in Kevorkova's Telegram channel was accessible to a wide audience is untrue, her advocate has emphasized.

The charge against her was based on the repost of the 2010 text by the journalist, Orkhan Djemal, about the attack on Nalchik and a publication about the Taliban movement*. In that article, Djemal talked about his acquaintance with Anzor Astemirov and authorities' miscalculations, which led to Muslims' discontent.

Maxim Shevchenko, a journalist and Nadezhda Kevorkova's ex-husband, has noted that prosecutors failed to account for the context of how a repost of Djemal's text about the events in Nalchik in 2005 appeared in her Telegram channel.

"She has placed it only because Orkhan Djemal, her close friend, was killed shortly before. She was depressed and reposted all his texts," Mr Shevchenko has explained.

*By the Russian Supreme Court the movement has been recognized to be a terrorist organization.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 8, 2024 at 10:16 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Alexander Stepanov Source: СK correspondent

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