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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:51 PM

Russian newspapers show rare solidarity with detained, beaten journalist

Source: CBS News

Moscow -- In a show of rare solidarity, Russia's three major newspapers on Monday put out nearly identical front pages to support a detained journalist. Kommersant, Vedomosti and RBK, among the most respected daily newspapers in the country, published a joint editorial under the headline "I am/We are Ivan Golunov," calling for a transparent probe into the case of the prominent investigative journalist.

Golunov, who works for the independent website Meduza, was beaten and kept in custody for 12 hours without a lawyer after he was stopped by police in Moscow on Thursday. He was transferred to house arrest on Saturday following a public outpouring of support, but he still faces drug dealing charges that could send him to prison for as much as 20 years.

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The circumstances of the journalist's arrest have alarmed the media community. In an apparent attempt to portray Golunov as a professional drug dealer, police on Friday released several photos, reportedly from Golunov's home, of what appeared to be a drugs lab before they retracted the statement, saying that the pictures were taken elsewhere.

Golunov rose to prominence with his investigations into corruption at the Moscow City Hall, the crime-ridden funeral industry and the murky food markets.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ivan-golunov-arrested-russian-newspapers-show-solidarity-with-detained-beaten-journalist/



There have been recent threats after Golunov's reporting on corruption in Moscow's funeral business.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:00 PM

1. Ruh-roh, Vladdy. Your move.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:37 PM

2. This is a genuinely HUGE story, and it's GREAT NEWS

Fuck you, Putin, and your murdering fuckhead buddies

HANG TOUGH RUSSIA

FUCK ALL THE MOBSTERS

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:43 PM

3. Very very courageous and principled stand.

 

I am in awe.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:49 PM

4. Courage! We're seeing real courage here.

Remember when Nixon moved to shut down the WP and every major newspaper in America printed the Pentagon Papers.

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