Popular Russian ‘Urban Tourism’ YouTube star arrested on suspicion of accessing state secrets and techniques – may get 5 to eight years in jail

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Russian YouTuber Andrey Pyzh has been detained after being accused of illegally having access to state secrets and techniques. He faces between three and eight years in jail. Pyzh is presently being held in pre-trial detention in Moscow.

Pyzh, who hosts a YouTube channel named ‘Urban Tourism,’ has gained mass reputation for filming his exploration of deserted buildings, together with hospitals. He additionally recorded visits to an influence plant underneath development and an energetic Russian radar station. His lawyer claims the costs in opposition to him don’t have anything to do together with his movies.

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According to Baza, a well-liked Russian Telegram channel, the blogger disappeared on August 5, after his home was searched by the Federal Security Service (FSB).

The particulars of the allegations in opposition to Pyzh should not but identified, and the case has been categorized as “secret,” prohibiting its publication.

Pyzh, who’s presently in Moscow’s Lerfortovo pre-trial detention heart, may resist eight years in jail if discovered responsible.

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