June 11, 2019 / 2:11 PM / 7 days ago

Russian police drop drugs case against investigative journalist - RIA

MOSCOW, June 11 (Reuters) - Russian police said on Tuesday they were dropping a criminal case against Ivan Golunov, an investigative journalist charged with drug offences, and that he would be freed from house arrest later on Tuesday, the RIA news agency reported.

The case against Golunov, who was detained last week, has sparked widespread anger among Russian journalists and prominent cultural figures who said he had been crudely framed. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, Andrew Osborn; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn)

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