Russia, in rare U-turn after public anger, drops case against journalist

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov, who was freed from house arrest after police abruptly dropped drugs charges against him, speaks with the media in Moscow, Russia June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – 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 […]

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