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Actor keira Knightley has spoken out in support of the journalist of “Medusa” Ivan Golunova, who is accused of attempted drug trafficking. He stated this during the opening ceremony of “Kinotavr” in Sochi, reports “Interfax”.
“Now trying to “close” one inconvenient journalist who tries to tell the truth,” said the actor. According to Khabensky, if Golunova will render an unjust verdict, it will mean that once the festival can also be uncomfortable and will be closed, despite the support of “Kinotavr” Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.
The Chairman of the jury of the festival said that “a Kinotavr” has always had his point of view, your truth and the viewer, however, this powerful feature could be its most vulnerable point. The film festival was and remains “alive, unkempt, rough and unpredictable,” he concluded.
Earlier detained the correspondent was supported by TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak. Also, on June 7 journalists and public figures staged pickets in support of Golunova. Some of them were detained.
Ivan Golunova detained on June 6 in Moscow. According to police, during the search he found about four grams of the drug, also drugs were found during a search of his apartment. He declared his innocence. 8 Jun Nikulinskiy court of Moscow has sent Golunova under house arrest until August 7.
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