Police in Moscow have detained hundreds of protesters at a rally in support of journalist Ivan Golunov. This comes a day after prosecutors dropped drug-dealing charges against him for lack of evidence. Golunov's supporters say he was framed.
Thousands of protesters have urged the electoral commission to reinstate independent candidates for elections in September. One candidate said authorities are "stealing these elections, they are stealing our future."
After an unprecedented public outcry, Russian police have dropped questionable drug charges against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and freed him from house arrest. What caused authorities to back down?
Russian authorities have charged well-known investigative reporter Ivan Golunov with attempt at "large-scale" drug dealing as his colleagues claim he was framed. He will remain under house arrest for at least two months.
Police warned that a march against alleged police framing of a journalist would be illegal. Protesters marched regardless and were met with a heavy response.
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