Ivan Golunova: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti
FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov announced the detention of former employees of the Department of internal Affairs on the Western administrative district of Moscow criminal case about falsification of evidence against the journalist Ivan Golunova on January 21. On the role of the Agency in this case, with reference to sources reported by “Novaya Gazeta”.
The decision was taken a week ago at the expanded Board of FSB in Moscow and Moscow region. According to Bortnikov, whose words lead the meeting, in 2019, an attempt was made to discredit the leadership of the Department. “Dissemination of information [about the involvement of chief UFSB across Moscow and Moscow region, yield control officer Medoyev criminal prosecution Golunova] according to the results of the comprehensive confirmation test not found”, — he said.
Bortnikov added that all the perpetrators will be punished. The head of the FSB noted that the involvement of the persons involved in the “attempt to discredit the leadership of management,” is scheduled to begin within a month. The arrests will affect the officers of the Central apparatus of the FSB and the interior Ministry.
Golunova was detained June 6, 2019 in Moscow, accused of attempted sale of drugs. Gross violations during his detention caused a public outcry. Activists gathered at the building of the Main Directorate of the interior Ministry in Moscow to demand the release of the reporter, many members of the media defended colleagues. June 11, 2019, the Minister of internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev has informed on closing of criminal case against the journalist Golunova and his release.
Was fired by operatives of police at CJSC involved in his illegal detention, but for a long time the law enforcement bodies took no measures to bring perpetrators to justice. 29 January it became known about their detention. Former police officers were taken to the Investigative Committee of Russia, is now being questioned by investigators.
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