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20:05  13 june  2019
20:05  13 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Prominent Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, cries as he leaves a Investigative Committee building in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist

FILE PHOTO: Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, who was detained by police and accused of drug offences, speaks inside a Some police officers involved in the case were being temporarily removed from duty pending an investigation, he said, adding that he planned to ask Putin to dismiss

Putin fires police officers involved in journalist's case© The Associated Press Prominent Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, cries as he leaves a Investigative Committee building in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. In a surprising turnaround, Russia's police chief on Tuesday dropped all charges against a prominent investigative reporter whose detention sparked public outrage and promised to go after the police officers who tried to frame the journalist as a drug-dealer. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that were later dropped for lack of evidence, in a case that provoked national outrage.

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Journalists had protested outside Moscow' s police headquarters day after day demanding the case be dropped and celebrities and even some high-profile state TV anchors had spoken out for Golunov. Putin Was Personally Involved in Decision to Free Detained Journalist , Publisher Says.

The police ’ s case against Golunov started to collapse almost as soon as it was brought. Dozens of journalists from state news agencies signed an open letter calling for the charges against him to be dismissed. Supporters of Ivan Golunov want investigation into officers who arrested and beat him.

The firings, which came a day after massive arrests at a protest rally in the Russian capital, reflect a careful balancing act by the Kremlin, which seeks to assuage public anger while maintaining a tight lid on dissent.

Last week's arrest of Ivan Golunov on drug-dealing charges he rejected as sham drew an unprecedented show of solidarity, with three top national newspapers publishing front pages demanding his release. The interior ministry dropped all charges against the reporter on Tuesday in a highly unusual move, and asked Putin to dismiss two senior officers who oversaw the case.

The Kremlin on Thursday announced the ouster of Moscow police's anti-drugs chief, Yuri Devyatkin, and head of the police department for western Moscow, Andrei Puchkov.

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A Russian investigative journalist arrested on controversial drug charges has been severely beaten in custody, his lawyer has said. Police have also tried to limit the public flow of information about the case , demanding that Golunov’ s lawyers sign non-disclosure agreements.

Some of the officers in the case against Golunov have been suspended and Russia’ s Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has announced that he would ask Putin to dismiss senior police officials involved in the investigation. Russian Police Drop Case Against Investigative Journalist After Public Outcry.

The firings follow arrests at an unsanctioned but peaceful rally supporting Golunov in Moscow on Wednesday.

Moscow police said about 200 people were detained, while independent monitoring group OVD-Info said over 500 were taken into custody and some of them were beaten. The vast majority were released quickly without charges.

Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Thursday that the Kremlin is aware of complaints about excessive use of force by police and expects an official inquiry to look into that.

Peskov told reporters that the president will consider proposals to revise legislation to prevent police from using drug charges to frame innocent people.

"If such initiative is formulated it will be considered," he said.

He added that it's premature to conclude that Golunov's case highlights an urgent need for sweeping police reforms, saying that the Kremlin would await the results of an official probe.

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Police drop drug charges against Russian journalist In a surprising turnaround, Russia's police chief has dropped all charges against a prominent investigative reporter whose detention sparked public outrage and promised to go after the police officers who tried to frame the journalist as a drug-dealer. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev stunned the nation when he announced that drug dealing charges against Ivan Golunov have been dropped after police found "no proof of his part in a crime.

Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov walked free from a Moscow police building on Tuesday after authorities dropped drug charges Some police officers involved in the case were being temporarily removed from duty pending an investigation, he said, adding that he planned to ask Putin

Ivan Golunov: a 36-year-old journalist known for exposing corruption among Moscow city officials was released after public outcry. Some police officers involved in the case were being temporarily removed from duty pending an investigation, he said, adding that he planned to ask Putin to dismiss

The decision to drop charges against Golunov and fire police generals responsible for his arrest marked an unusual shift for the Kremlin, which has staunchly backed law enforcement officials in other cases widely seen as trumped up.

Observers say that this time the damage from Golunov's arrest was too big for the Kremlin to stick to the familiar pattern. They also say that the officials allegedly involved in fabricating the case were too insignificant to merit high-level protection.

"Moscow police's expectations for political support were rooted in their belief that the Kremlin wouldn't act against those protecting its own security, and that was a major mistake," analyst Tatiana Stanovaya wrote in a commentary for Moscow's Carnegie Center.

Stanovaya noted that the Kremlin was angry to see a big image problem resulting from a case apparently driven by personal interests of minor officials.

"Golunov was freed not only because of public outrage, but because those who arrested him have no political value for Putin," she wrote. "In the world of Putin, they are like dust."

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Kolokoltsev, the interior minister, said some police officers involved in the case were being temporarily removed from duty pending an investigation and that he planned to ask Putin to dismiss other more senior police personnel. Investigative journalist put under house arrest in Moscow.

Putin fires police officers involved in journalist's case© The Associated Press A detained supporter of Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov shows placard reading "I'm/we are Ivan Golunov" out of window of a police bus in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Police and hundreds of demonstrators are facing off in central Moscow at an unauthorized march against police abuse in the wake of the high-profile detention of a Russian journalist. More than 20 demonstrators have been detained, according to monitoring group.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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