Russian journalist detained in Kosovo for espionage released from custody

NEWS 07.08.202215:04 0 komentara
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Daria Aslamova, a journalist for the Russian 'Komsomolskaya Pravda' tabloid newspaper was released from detention in Kosovo on the night between Saturday and Sunday, where she was held for espionage when she tried to cross an administrative crossing on Saturday.

Aslamova was declared persona non grata in Kosovo.

On Sunday morning, Aslamova contacted her newsroom, telling them that the Kosovo authorities had released her, after which she took a bus to travel to the border.

“I reached the border by four in the morning. Serbian border guards also questioned me. They asked why there was no deportation mark,” Aslamova said.

The ‘Komsomoljskaja Pravda’ daily previously said that the Russian Embassy in Belgrade has no information about the detention in Kosovo or about the location of the journalist.

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Kosovo, Xhelal Svecla, said on Saturday evening that Aslamova was “detained” at the administrative crossing in the north of Kosovo because she “deals with espionage.”