JRL NEWSWATCH: “It’s been more than a month since Ivan Golunov was framed, charged, and released. What’s happened to his story since?” – Meduza

FSB Building file photo

“… thirty leading Russian and international news outlets … published the report Ivan Golunov was working on … before his arrest. Journalists from seven Russian media sources had already begun working to complete the report …. Golunov’s exposé … shed light on corruption and FSB ties in the Moscow funeral industry. … [and] includes allegations of misconduct committed by intelligence operatives. … shortly before it was published, Russia’s federal property registration agency altered its record of a luxury property belonging to Alexey Dorofeyev … head of the FSB [Moscow] branch …. featured prominently in Golunov’s investigation. The deed … now lists ‘The Russian Federation’ as … owner. … [At the Moscow police department[ s]even people were fired and one more placed on leave. …. Putin ordered the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Investigative Committee, the Internal Affairs Ministry, and the Federal Security Service to analyze current law enforcement practices in drug cases and increase their efforts to keep those operations within the bounds of the law. …”

Multiple related protest marches occurred, resulting in arrests.

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