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Freed Russian journalist Golunov pledges to continue his work

12 June 2019

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov was released on Tuesday from police custody. He said he would continue his anti-corruption reporting. Police suddenly dropped drug charges against Golunov earlier in the day after his arrest sparked outcry among his fellow reporters and several prominent public figures.

Golunov was cheered by several hundred reporters and onlookers outside a police building. He choked back tears as he said he hoped a similar drug-related case would not happen to anyone.