Journalist Alexander Nevzorov sentenced to eight years in prison for reporting on Russian atrocities
A Moscow court has sentenced journalist Alexander Nevzorov in absentia to eight years in prison for distributing “false information” about the Russian army, according to TASS. Investigators cited social media posts he made in March 2022 about Russia’s air strike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol and Russian soldiers’ murders of civilians in Bucha.
Nevzorov left Russia shortly after the start of the full-scale war in Ukraine. In May, he was declared wanted by Russian authorities for speaking out against the invasion. In June 2022, Ukrainian Interior Ministry advisor Anton Herashchenko reported that Nevzorov had been granted Ukrainian citizenship “for his outstanding service to the country.”