In the morning of January 26, officers of the State Control Committee came to the homes of the publisher and the director of the Binoculars city magazine.
They inspected their homes and the office of the magazine as part of the check-up into large scale tax evasion.
The director, the publisher and her husband were released after questioning. The investigative check of the collected facts and materials can last up to 3 months. It might end with the start of a criminal case.
A lot of documents, 9 computers and 2 phones were seized.
Binoculars is a popular online magazine covering the social and cultural life of Brest. Journalists working with the magazine were detained several times while covering the protests in 2020.