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Russian investigators charge two American journalists with propagating terrorism

Source: Meduza

Russian federal investigators have charged two staff members at The Washington Examiner with propagating an act of terrorism by publishing an article urging the Ukrainian military to bomb Russia’s new bridge to Crimea.

On Tuesday, the newspaper published an article by columnist Tom Rogan titled “Ukraine Should Blow Up Putin's Crimea Bridge.” Three days later, after Russian officials launched the criminal case, Rogan argued that the outrage expressed by “President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry ‘the watch’ Peskov” is a response to his larger body of work about Russian aggression. Also on Friday, investigators charged Rogan’s editor, Hugo Gurdon, with propagating terrorism.