Patrushev on involvement of intelligence agencies in Golunov case

Patrushev on involvement of intelligence agencies in Golunov case
Nikolay Patrushev

Earlier, Peskov said that President Vladimir Putin will consider a petition for the dismissal of two police generals in connection with the journalist's case.

Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Nikolay Patrushev, said that he had no information about the involvement of intelligence officers in the case of Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov.

 “I have no information that any members of the intelligence agencies are to blame in this case. If someone breaks the law, then, of course, they should be punished,” Patrushev shared such version of the situation.

Meduza correspondent Ivan Golunov was detained on June 6 on suspicion of trying to sell narcotic substances. A criminal case was initiated against the journalist, and he was placed under house arrest.

The case caused a great public outcry and protests of fellow media workers throughout the country.

Yesterday, Golunov’s case was terminated.

Spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that Vladimir Putin would consider in a timely manner the petition of Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokolnikov to dismiss two police generals in connection with the journalist’s case. 

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