|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Publication Date||June 2019|
Russian journalist Ivan Golunov was released from house arrest and charges against him were dropped on 11 June 2019.
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.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Keywords||Freedom of Press
|Countries / Regions||Russia|