Justice in Russia for Journalist Ivan Golunov v. US/UK Injustice for Julian Assange

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Justice in Russia for Journalist Ivan Golunov v. US/UK Injustice for Julian Assange

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On June 6, investigative journalist Golunov was detained on spurious illicit drug charges, Moscow police saying a criminal case was launched against him for "illegal production, sale, and delivery of narcotic substances."

Placed under house arrest pending trial, he denied charges against him, saying "I'm ready to prove my innocence. I am ready to cooperate with the investigation if it plays by fair rules."

Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights chairman Mikhail Fedotov said he was likely charged for investigative work involving corruption cases.

Golunov's lawyer called charges against him "a provocation (for) his professional journalistic occupation."

Russian media, celebrities, and the public rallied in solidarity with him, condemning
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