Meduza journalist Golunov says he is afraid of sacked operatives and generals of Interior Ministry

Meduza journalist Golunov says he is afraid of sacked operatives and generals of Interior Ministry

The security officials were fired after the scandal surrounding the collapsed drug selling case instituted against the journalist.

Correspondent Ivan Golunov, who was released after the criminal case against him was terminated, said that he saw danger in operatives and two high-ranking police commanders of the Internal Affairs Directorate in the Western Administrative District of Moscow. This is reported by Meduza.

The security officials were fired after the scandal surrounding the collapsed drug selling case instituted against the journalist.

“I have no idea what actions they can take, so I must be careful,” the journalist said about a possible threat to his life.

The journalist said that after being questioned by investigators and telling about being beaten by the police, he was forced to stay in the same room with them, where they expressed dissatisfaction with Golunov’s testimony in colloquial terms.

Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov was detained on June 6. The court sent him under house arrest in the case of an attempted sale of drugs on a large scale. However, later, the Interior Ministry admitted that Golunov’s involvement in the crime was not proven, which was why the criminal case was discontinued. Major-General Yury Devyatkin, head of the Department for Drug Control of the MIA Main Directorate in Moscow, and Major-General Andrey Puchkov, head of the Internal Affairs Department in the Western Administrative District of Moscow, were dismissed after the scandal.

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