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Hundreds attend unsanctioned rally in Moscow to support journalist after drug case against him dropped

Hundreds attend unsanctioned rally in Moscow to support journalist after drug case against him dropped

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Hundreds attended a rally in Moscow to support reporter Ivan Golunov on the day after drugs charges against him were dropped and his house arrest ended. The rally wasn’t sanctioned by officials, who had approved another date. The drug-dealing charges against Golunov, an investigative journalist with Meduza, were dropped on Tuesday due to lack of evidence. The police officers suspected of framing the journalist have been suspended pending an internal investigation. The highly controversial case spurred a broad public outcry, with supporters saying Golunov had been targeted for his reporting about corruption. Leading media outlets and public figures demanded a swift probe into suspected police corruption. Comment: See: “We are Golunov”: Unanswered questions and inconsistencies in arrest of Russian journalist exposing corruptionRussian journalist Golunov released after drug allegations dropped following high profile investigation Golunov’s supporters decided to go ahead with their…
Source: Hundreds attend unsanctioned rally in Moscow to support journalist after drug case against him dropped

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