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Bellingcat employee posted data on half a thousand trips of alleged participants in the assassination attempt on Alexei Navalny

New report links Navalny poisoning to Russia’s FSB secret service | DW News

The investigation details the movement of members of the group, many of whom allegedly senior FSB officers, across the country

Hristo Grozev, an employee of the Bellingcat investigation project, has published data on 565 trips of alleged participants in the assassination attempt on opposition politician Alexei Navalny, allegedly working for the FSB. The information is laid out in a table in the Google Docs table service.

The table includes data on travel of 10 people on trains and planes from 2005 to 2020.Bellingcat employee posted data on half a thousand trips of alleged participants in the assassination attempt on Alexei Navalny Data on two directions has been removed from the database as Bellingcat is investigating them, Grozev said..

The investigation into the assassination attempt on Navalny was published on December 14 and was conducted by Bellingcat with the participation of The Insider, CNN, Der Spiegel magazine and the Anti-Corruption Foundation. The publication claims that Navalny was poisoned with a chemical agent from the group "Newbie" a special group of FSB officers who have been following him for several years.

The investigation details the movement of members of the group, many of whom allegedly senior FSB officers, across the country, their calls and the positioning of their phones. Researchers claim all this information was bought on the black market.

"Most of the information that we have used for our investigations would not be found in most Western countries. However, in Russia it is generally available either for free or at a fairly modest price.", – asserted in the Bellingcat report on the investigation methodology. According to The Bell, the purchase of data of this volume could cost up to a million rubles..

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