RT reporter arrested in US could be jailed for up to 10 years
RT Press service has confirmed that Alexander Rubinstein had been charged with rioting. The news reporter was eventually set free.
RT reporter Alexander Rubinstein was detained in Washington while covering protests on the inauguration day. He now faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 25 thousand dollars, the DC Supreme Court wrote on the official website.
DC Police detained Rubinstein even though he showed his media credentials. As stated in the file posted on the Court's website, the reporter was charged with felony rioting. A preliminary hearing will take place on February 16.
RT Press service has confirmed that Rubinstein had been charged with rioting. The news reporter was eventually set free.
RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan wrote on Twitter that the lawyers asked RT to refrain from any comments for some time.
"Speaking of our reporter arrested during US protests. Our lawyers ask not to give any comments just yet. For his sake. So we’re keeping silence”, she twitted.
Trump took office on Friday at noon, local time (8.00 pm in Moscow). There were protests of Donald Trump opponents in Washington. On their way, members of the group were engaged in several instances of destruction of property. 217 of the protesters reportedly were detained and 6 police officers sustained injuries.
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