Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Incidents

"Charges are dismissed": criminal case of Ivan Golunov is dismissed


Criminal case about drug trafficking is dismissed against the journalist Ivan Golunov "in connection with absence of proof of its participation in crime commission". It was said by the Interior Minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev. Such decision was made by results of the expertizes which are carried out by department. Also the minister will ask Vladimir Putin to dismiss the head of narcopolice of Moscow and the chief of the Department of Internal Affairs of closed joint stock company of the capital.

On Tuesday, June 11, the journalist of "Jellyfish" Ivan Golunov will be released from under house arrest. All charges are already dismissed from it. It was said by the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev.

"By results of conducting biological, criminalistic, dactyloscopic and genetic examinations the decision on the termination of criminal prosecution of the citizen Ivan Golunov in connection with absence of proof of his participation in crime commission is made", - the Interior Minister told.

according to him, case against the journalist showed that the rights of any citizen of the Russian Federation have to be always protected irrespective of his professional accessory.

Along with it materials of the internal investigation made by division of own safety of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to estimate legitimacy of actions of police officers were transferred to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. "For check they are discharged by

of execution of official duties", - Kolokoltsev emphasized.

Besides, the Minister of Internal Affairs decided to petition before the president Vladimir Putin for dismissal of the head of department of control of drug trafficking of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia around the city to Moscow of Yury Devyatkin and the chief of the Department of Internal Affairs on closed joint stock company of the capital Ministry of Internal Affairs Andrey Puchkov.

meanwhile in ICR already said that the investigation intends to establish all circumstances of detention of Golunov.

Along with it the Moscow Department of Regional Security and Anti-Corruption coordinated carrying out on Sunday, June 16, a mass action in support of the journalist Ivan Golunov who was accused of drug trafficking. The address was submitted by the head of the Union of journalists of Moscow Pavel Gusev, the chairman of SZhR Vladimir Solovyov and the member of HRC on development of civil society and human rights Ekaterina Vinokurova.

"Taking into account a wide public response, the Government of Moscow agreed on the specified address", - Interfax provides the text of the message.

will pass the Meeting on the Sakharov Avenue from 13:00 till 15:00. The stated action number - up to 20 thousand people. we Will remind

that on June 6 the staff of department of control of drug trafficking of the Department of Internal Affairs on closed joint stock company in Tsvetnoy Boulevard detained the journalist Ivan Golunov. As reported in the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moscow, at personal inspection at the man it was revealed "five parcels with powdery substance", after conducting examination it was established that in them there were about four grams of narcotic substance - a metilefedron. Besides, later in the Ministry of Internal Affairs said that the forbidden substances found at a search in the apartment of the journalist. П

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