Messages on case against Golunov removed from MIA’s website
The police officers who detained the journalist are checked for abuse of power.
The press service of the Russian MIA’s Main Directorate for Moscow has removed the reports on the criminal case of journalist Ivan Golunov from its official site. Previously, all charges against him were dropped, and police officers involved in the detention were suspended from work. The Directorate checks the legality of the actions of the MIA employees.
The news about Golunov’s detention, the initiation of a criminal case against him, the accuracy of the photos published in the first release, the refutation of all but one photo in the release, as well as the verification of the press service’s error were removed from the website of the Moscow police.
On June 11, the MIA dropped all charges against Golunov, finding no evidence of guilt. The journalist was imputed with drug dealing. Golunov claimed that the bags of powder were planted at his apartment.
Presumably, it concerns the US response to Ukraine’s help in the investigation against Joseph Biden, Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, who allegedly was in collusion with Kiev during the previous campaign.