MIA fired press service employee that spread photo of “Golunov's drug lab”
The woman was allowed to write a letter of resignation.
The Main Directorate of the Interior in Moscow has dismissed an employee of the press service of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the Western Administrative District, who spread photos of a drug lab, which was allegedly discovered at home of journalist Ivan Golunov, reports Baza.
The photo of “Golunov's drug lab” was sent to the media after the detention of the journalist, who was accused of attempting to deal drugs. Even before Golunov's release, it transpired that the place in the photos had nothing to do with him.
A service check into the incident lasted a month, after which an employee of the press service of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the Western Administrative District was accused of the mistake. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the woman made a mistake when sending a selection of shots to the management. As a result, the employee was asked to write a letter of resignation.
Earlier it was reported that three employees from the Department of Internal Affairs Directorate for the Western Administrative District were fired in connection with the Golunov case with the wording "for negative reasons and because of non-compliance with the work regulations." The police did not let the detainee contact a lawyer or his relatives. The dismissed claim that they did not do anything like that and intend to sue the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov was detained on June 6 on suspicion of possession and distribution of drugs. According to him, the prohibited substances were planted on him. On June 11, amid a massive public outcry, the charges were dropped from the accused, and the Head of the Directorate for the Control of Drug Trafficking of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Moscow, Yury Devyatkin, and the Head of the Internal Affairs Directorate for Moscow Western Administrative District, Andrey Puchkov, were discharged from the police.