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Investigative Journalist is Detained in Russia on Suspicion of Drug Possession

Yesterday, police in central Moscow detained Ivan Golunov, an investigative reporter at Meduza, a prominent online media outlet. They stopped him on the street and claimed to have found synthetic drugs in his backpack, and then more drugs at his apartment. Golunov’s friends and colleagues are adamant that his arrest is directly connected to his reporting. They also emphasize that he has never used any narcotic substances. Expand Photograph of Ivan Golunov from his Instagram, with permission from Meduza. © Ivan Golunov/Instagram Meduza reported that police did not allow Golunov to call…

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