MIA’s generals in reporter Ivan Golunov’s case to be fired
The policemen who had detained the reporter have been suspended from work. Head of MIA is intent on asking the President to dismiss a few high-ranking Moscow policemen.
Head of MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev has stated the Investigative Committee of Russia would work on the papers of the inner investigation of MIA into Ivan Golunov’s case, reports RBC. The policemen who had detained the reporter have been suspended from work.
Police major general and head of the Directorate of Internal Affairs in Moscow’s Western district Andrey Puchkov is likely to be fired. The minister stated Kolokoltsev would ask the President about it. He also asked Putin to dismiss Yury Devyatkin, a head of the agency for drug control.
Minister of MIA had earlier stated that the case that had been initiated against the Meduza reporter Ivan Golunov had been ceased due to failure to prove his involvement in the crime.
The reporter and investigator had been detained on Moscow’s Tsvetnoy boulevard on June 7. MIA reported a few wrappers with drugs inside had been found during the personal search. Golunov was accused of sale of narcotic substances.
On June 8, court placed him under house arrest.
Ivan Golunov said the drugs had been planted during the detention. The reporter believes he was a subject to criminal prosecution due to his investigation into a market of funeral services he had worked on before the detention.
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