Prosecutor General's Office requests details of all arresting witnesses in Golunov’s case

Prosecutor General's Office requests details of all arresting witnesses in Golunov’s case

The Office is checking the actions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs officers during the arrest of the journalist.

As part of the verification of the actions of MIA officers in the Western Administrative District of Moscow, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office has requested information about all arresting witnesses and purchasers who participated in operational activities to detain journalist Ivan Golunov. This is reported by a Pravozashchity Otkrytki lawyer representing the journalist, Sergey Badamshin, in his Telegram channel. 

Earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office asked investigators to provide the materials of Golunov’s case to start the verification. After the detention of the journalist, the police claimed he had been under cultivation since March this year. In particular, law enforcers found out that Golunov, who often travels abroad, allegedly brought drugs from Latvia and sold them in night clubs in Moscow. 

To recall, Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov was detained on Tsvetnoy Boulevard on June 7. The MIA reported that several bundles of drugs were found on him during personal search. The journalist was charged with drug dealing. 

On June 8, the court placed him under house arrest. 

Ivan Golunov said that he was planted the drugs during detention. He believes that he has come under criminal prosecution because of his investigation of the funeral services market, which he was doing with before his arrest.

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