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Ivan Valentinovich Golunov is a Russian investigative journalist and anti-corruption reporter currently working for independent outlet Meduza. He became famous in June 2019 when he was charged with drug-related crime by Moscow Police and later released when an unprecedented and widespread public outcry followed. By the time he was arrested several dozens of Golunov's works about corruption among officials and businessmen in Moscow and several other cities and regions were made public and offered for reprint and distribution in order to raise public awareness of the case. The persecution of Golunov has attracted much attention from Russian internet and social media community and was met with severe criticism of the police power abuse.
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Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist caseSeveral hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest..
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Also reported by •BBC News
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Russian police drop charges against investigative journalistMOSCOW: Russian police said on Tuesday they would drop drug charges against an investigative journalist and free him from house arrest, in a rare climbdown by law enforcement following a public outcry...
Also reported by •France 24
Freed Russian journalist Golunov pledges to continue his workRussian journalist Ivan Golunov, released on Tuesday from police custody, said he would continue his anti-corruption reporting.
Drug Charges Against Russian Journalist Golunov Dropped Before Scheduled Mass ProtestsAfter several Russian newspapers rallied in a rare show of public support for freelance journalist Ivan Golunov on Monday, Moscow dropped all charges against the reporter on Tuesday for alleged drug..
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Ivan Golunov: Russian newspapers unite in support for charged reporterAfter an investigative reporter was charged, three newspapers run identical headlines in his defence.