Parallel reality. Peskov believes that work of law enforcement agencies regains citizens’ trust

Parallel reality. Peskov believes that work of law enforcement agencies regains citizens’ trust
Dmitry Peskov

Two thirds of polled citizens considered frame-ups of criminal cases a common practice in the MIA.

Spokesman for the Russian president Dmitry Peskov noted an increase in confidence in law enforcement. Peskov described inadmissible cases like the one against Golunov as sporadic, and the work of the police as a whole – aimed at ensuring the safety of citizens. The presidential press secretary said this when commenting on the Levada Center’s poll about Russians' trust in the police. 

“The work of law enforcement agencies by itself ultimately regains the trust of Russians. In general, let us not forget the amount of work that is being done by law enforcement agencies, this is a daily, very serious work, which aims to ensure the safety of citizens and the rule of law,” TASS quoted Peskov as saying. 

Earlier, Levada Center published the results of a survey related to the case against journalist Ivan Golunov. Two thirds of the respondents said they consider frame-ups of criminal cases a common practice in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In addition, approximately the same proportion of respondents rated their chances for a successful outcome if they were in Golunov’s place to be low or medium. The survey also showed a drop in Russian confidence in courts and a growing hope for human rights organizations.

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