Russian police drop charges against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov

Russian police on Tuesday abruptly dropped drugs charges against journalist Ivan Golunov, a rare U-turn by the authorities in the face of anger from his supporters who alleged he was framed for his reporting and threatened to stage a mass protest in Moscow. Golunov, a 36-year-old journalist known for exposing corruption among Moscow city officials,… Read More Russian police drop charges against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov

Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov placed under house arrest

Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was placed under two months’ house arrest in Moscow on Saturday while he is investigated for drug peddling, as a court rejected a request from investigators to hold him in custody. Golunov was on his way to a meeting with a source on Thursday when he was detained in central… Read More Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov placed under house arrest

Russian investigative journalist detained, charged over alleged drug offences

A Russian investigative journalist who was detained this week for alleged drug offences was taken to court on Saturday to face possible arrest, after being hospitalized with suspected head injuries. Ivan Golunov, 36, had been on his way to a meeting with a source on Thursday when he was detained in central Moscow and illegal… Read More Russian investigative journalist detained, charged over alleged drug offences