Against the journalist RT opened a criminal case on participation in the riots in the United States

RT correspondent Alexander Rubinstein faces up to ten years of imprisonment in the United States. The American government brought in its relation criminal case about participation in mass riots. Information reported by RT.


“We confirm that against the journalist filed about the participation in mass riots”, – said the press service of the channel.


Rubinstein has covered the massive protestsheld in Washington on inauguration day, Donald trump. Police arrested the reporter and delivered to the Department, although he showed the certificate of the journalist.


Now Rubinstein is on the loose, and the hearing in his case will be held in February in the Supreme court of the district of Columbia. On the advice of lawyers, the channel refrained from comment so as not to harm their employees.


The maximum penalty under the article on which accuse Rubinstein, is ten years in prison or a fine of 25 thousand dollars.


In addition to RT correspondent, during the riots were detained and Evan Engel of the American media company Vocativ.


During mass protests on inauguration day arrested 200 of the opponents of the trump. Were injured six police officers. Dispersing the March, police used pepper spray and tear gas.

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