Ombudsperson Moskalkova reported on Putin’s orders in Golunov case
According to the ombudsperson, by this time the president “already knew” about the persecution of the journalist.
The content of the conversation between the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Tatyana Moskalkova and President Vladimir Putin, has become known, TASS writes.
At the meeting, which took place on June 10, among other things the high-profile criminal case of Meduza correspondent Ivan Golunov was discussed. According to Moskalkova, by this time Putin “already knew” about the persecution of the journalist. It was clear that the investigation into the case was “taken under control,” since Putin had given a number of instructions concerning the Golunov case.
Regarding the most notorious case, Moskalkova said that she could not say for sure whether prohibited substances were planted on the journalist or the incident happened due to the unprofessionalism of the police. However, it is clear that the Criminal Code provides for punishment for a fabricated case against a journalist.
Recall that today in the center of Moscow march in support of Ivan Golunov took place. According to OVD-Info, more than 400 people were detained on the action. The official figures from the MIA are much more modest: 200 detainees. According to the newspaper Kommersant, over 2.5 thousand people came to the rally. Among the detainees there are journalists of the media Meduza, Dozhd, and MBKh Media.
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.