Russians keep heat on police after reporter's case closed

Sergei Konkov  TASS

Sergei Konkov TASS

People attend a rally, organised by the Union of Journalists, in Moscow on Sunday.

The rally was prompted by a recent action against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov who had been arrested on a drug charge that supporters said was fabricated.

Golunov, who works for a news website, had been reporting on corruption in the Moscow city government and the private sector.

The rally, called by the Russian Union of Journalists and named "Justice and Fairness to Everyone", had drawn a few hundred people by early afternoon, a witness said.

The state-run TASS news agency quoted Solovyev as saying on June 15 that he had invited Golunov to the rally to "hear from him how he sees the further development of civil society, what should we do to avoid our compatriots finding themselves in this situation".

Martin Kochesoko, a Circassian activist who had criticised state policies on minorities, has been placed under arrest in Nalchik after officers allegedly found 263 grams of marijuana in his auto last week, police told state media on Thursday evening.

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"Someone has to (protest)", he said, noting the small number at the rally.

The journalist's detention has sparked a public outcry and his colleagues have been holding pickets outside the interior ministry's building in Moscow demanding his release. "What about the others?" one of the banners read.

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The controversial narcotics case comes after Ivan Golunov, a reporter for the popular Latvia-based site Meduza who exposed corruption among Moscow city officials, was released amid an global outcry.

An EU review into elections to its parliament, published on Friday, said there was evidence both Russian and European online sources had sought to promote extreme views and polarise debate on issues such as migration and religion.

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