Ivan Golunova: Mr Song / RIA Novosti
The correspondent of the Internet edition “Medusa” Ivan Golunov called the name of the police officer who hit him after detention on false charges of attempted sale of drugs. He said this in an interview with TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak in her program on YouTube.
According to Golunova, he was hit operative Maxim M. Umetbaev. By vyrajenie journalist, Umetbaev snapped. “One of the operatives could not stand it and hit me twice with his fist in the head. Not that it was just painful, but noticeable. It was quite evident the next day when pressed, when he came to the ambulance,” — said the journalist.
Ivan Golunov told that he had a panic attack after police detention and prosecution.
The special correspondent of “Medusa” was detained in the afternoon on 6 June in Moscow in the area of metro station “Tsvetnoy Boulevard”. He was charged with attempted sale of drugs.
The detention was criticized colleagues Golunova, the case caused a public outcry. The building of GU MVD in Moscow held a series of pickets, many participants were detained. Thousands of journalists have signed a petition in defense of Golunova, hundreds of media workers came to support him to the building Nikulinskiy court of Moscow during the definition of his measure of restraint.
11 June the head of the MIA of Russia Vladimir Kolokoltsev said that the fault Golunova has not been proven and all charges dropped. The evening of the same day, the journalist was released.
The next day in Moscow and other cities of Russia held an unsanctioned rally in support of the journalist. On 13 June the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in connection with the case Golunova has removed two major-generals of police, what he had previously asked Kolokoltsev.
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