Charges against Russian journalist Golunov dropped

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Russian journalist Ivan Golunov was released from house arrest and charges against him were dropped on 11 June 2019.

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Golunov, who was known for exposing local corruption, was arrested in early June on drug charges. The arrest of the investigative journalist triggered protests across Russia and abroad as critics claimed that he was framed because of his work.

The Kremlin stated that two police generals were fired over the case.

Many celebrated Golunov's release as a success for civil society. However, protests against police repression continued and were cracked down by security forces in Moscow, one day after charges against Golunov were dropped.

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Politico, 13/06/2019: How a Russian Reporter Beat the Kremlin
The Economist, 13/06/2019: What Ivan Golunov’s ordeal reveals about Russia
Euro|Topics, 13/06/2019: The Golunov case: hopes dampened

Politico, 09/06/2019: Russia condemned over journalist’s arrest
Deutsche Welle, 10/06/2019: Major Russian newspapers back arrested investigative journalist Golunov
BBC News, 10/06/2019: Ivan Golunov: Russian newspapers in rare support for charged reporter
Deutsche Welle, 11/06/2019: Russia drops charges against journalist Golunov, suspends arresting officers
Reuters, 11/06/2019: Russia, in rare U-turn after public anger, drops case against journalist
Reuters, 12/06/2019: Russian police detain more than 500 at protest over journalist
Euronews, 13/06/2019: Ivan Golunov: Vladimir Putin 'fires two police generals' over journalist's controversial arrest

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