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Party “the Apple” has demanded the immediate release of John Golunova

Партия «Яблоко» потребовала немедленного освобождения Ивана Голунова

The “Yabloko” party made a statement in which he demanded the immediate release of the detained journalist of the edition “jellyfish” Ivan Golunova and to check the legality of actions of police officers who participated in this arrest. The face of the party was made by its Chairman Slabunov Emilia and Director of the Center for anti-corruption policy of the “Yabloko” Alexey Karnaukhov.

“Ivan Golunov is a journalist with an impeccable reputation. He is the author of many famous investigations. Among them, the information about multi-million dollar overpricing for street lighting in Moscow. Real estate, Deputy mayor of Moscow Pyotr Biryukov 1.5 billion rubles Fraudulent seizure of more than 500 apartments to the debtors so-called “black creditors.” Believe that the investigation of Ivan — the real reason for his detention,” — said, in particular, the statement on the website of the party.

Correspondent of “Medusa” was arrested on the evening of Thursday, June 6, in downtown Moscow, when he was going to meet a source. According to police, when a Golunova was a banned substance. Home Golunova were searched, the results of which law enforcement bodies have put forward against the journalist charged under part 30 of article 228.1 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Attempt at illegal production, sale or shipment of narcotic drugs”). According to the lawyer Dmitry Golunova July, the investigators are going to petition for custody of his client into custody.

In this case after the arrest, Ivan 12 hours not allowed to contact relatives and a lawyer. The police refused the journalist and his lawyer the right to take swabs from hands and clothes to check for drugs, a medical examination for a beating.

“We consider this detention as a provocation and an act of pressure on the media. Demand from the General Prosecutor Yuri Chaika to ensure the immediate release of John Golunova and to check the legality of the actions of the police”, the statement says “Apple”.

Informed about the attitude to what is happening to the prosecution of a journalist for his professional activities stated in the management of the edition “jellyfish”.

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