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Russia arrests another treason suspect, this time an expert on private military companies

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On November 2, a Moscow court reportedly locked up a military expert named Vladimir Neelov on treason charges. According to the news agency TASS, he works at the Center for Strategic Trend Studies, focusing on private military companies.

Neelov has provided comments to the Federal News Agency and other pro-Kremlin media outlets, and he apparently lives in St. Petersburg, according to his Facebook page.

A source familiar with Neelov’s interrogation told Interfax that he maintains his innocence and expressed confusion about why he is being charged with treason.