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Russia: Golunov set to spend some time alone to ‘understand what happened to him’

Russian Federation, Moscow
June 11, 2019 at 21:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Vladimir Golunov, brother of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, said that his brother will be spending some time alone to ‘understand what happened to him’ after he was released from custody in Moscow on Tuesday.

“They rented either a flat or a hotel room. He said that he would be there alone and nobody should disturb him or see him. He will just have a computer. He will look at it and understand what happened to him,” the journalist’s brother said.

The Meduza journalist was arrested on 6 June on charges of drug trafficking. Police alleged that he was found carrying four grams of methamphetamine in his rucksack and he was charged with drug dealing.

Golunov received an outcry of support from Russian media and celebrities who claimed the charges were trumped up in retaliation for his work.

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Vladimir Golunov, brother of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, said that his brother will be spending some time alone to ‘understand what happened to him’ after he was released from custody in Moscow on Tuesday.

“They rented either a flat or a hotel room. He said that he would be there alone and nobody should disturb him or see him. He will just have a computer. He will look at it and understand what happened to him,” the journalist’s brother said.

The Meduza journalist was arrested on 6 June on charges of drug trafficking. Police alleged that he was found carrying four grams of methamphetamine in his rucksack and he was charged with drug dealing.

Golunov received an outcry of support from Russian media and celebrities who claimed the charges were trumped up in retaliation for his work.

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