Moscow compiles remarks after Russian papers call for inquiry into bag of Ivan Golunov
The Kremlin has admitted that corrects may have been made by police during the arrest of investigate reporter Ivan Golunov on contentious drug-dealing prices, as calls for his exhaust stretched louder.
” Mistakes can never be ruled out ,” said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Vladimir Putin.” The important thing is to recognise corrects so that they aren’t recited. Some concerns need refinement ,” he said on Monday.
Police first publicized a number of images that they said indicated a drug lab at Golunov’s hired flat in Moscow. They were later removed from the interior ministry’s website after police officials recognizes the fact that the photographs had been made at a different location and had no relation at all to the charges against the journalist.” A small mix-up resulted ,” a police spokesperson said.
The Kremlin rarely accepts that Russian law enforcement agencies may have acted unprofessionally. Peskov’s comments came amid an exceptional showing of harmony by Russian writers and cultural illustrations over the charges against Golunov, which are being widely interpreted as an attempt to silence him and put a stop to his reports into corruption involving high-ranking officials.
Three major Russian newspapers on Monday published almost identical front sheets in its pursuit of the reporter, who was beaten in detention after being arrested in central Moscow on 6 June as he went to meet a source.
Kommersant, RBK and Vedomosti, the country’s most respected newspapers, extended moves that speak” I/ We are Ivan Golunov “. They also published seam editorials announcing for a translucent investigation into the allegations against Golunov, 36, who is under house arrest.
All three of the papers have previously come under pressure from authorities and faced attempts to censor their reporting. Kommersant’s part political table renounced last-place month in show solidarity with two veteran journalists who were dismissed after writing a story about a possible authority reorganization. A spokesperson for Alisher Usmanov, the Kremlin-linked businessman who owns Kommersant, said he did not interfere in editorial policy.
The Russian health ministry’s guiding stimulant professional, Yevgeny Bryun, told mood Tv on Sunday that no finds of drugs had been found in a urine test provided by Golunov.
Pavel Chikov, the head of the lawyers’ association Agora, which represents Golunov, publicized results of tests the reporter has taken to prove his innocence. He said the tests indicated it was unlikely Golunov regularly manages dopes, as police have suggested.
Even journalists employed by state-run media have been speaking out in defence of Golunov, with dozens ratifying an open word announce for the charges against him to be dropped.
NTV, a usually Kremlin-loyal TV channel that has carried out smear campaigns against resist people in the past, also expressed concern.” This is a test for all of us ,” said the anchor Irada Zeynalova during a weekly news roundup.” It depends on us what kind of country this is .”