I stand in solidarity with Ivan
Yury Kozak/ Seven Billion Today
Release Ivan Golunov! He is another victim of the Russian dictatorship. The investigative journalist has been arrested under so called drugs charges but we all know that those drugs were planted on him and in his house by the Kremlin’s secret henchmen.
Ivan is an expert in his field: he exposes corruption in the political elite of Moscow. I believe he has been arrested for this reason, and also for the fact he is gaining popularity all over Russia.
What’s amazing to me is how the 3 top newspapers in Russia have stood by Ivan. In an unprecedented show of solidarity, 3 of Russia’s top newspapers have published identical front pages calling for the release of Ivan. I am/We are Ivan Golunov. How refreshing to see this solidarity in such a dark and frightening time.We are calling for inquiries into this case. If he is convicted he will get 20 years in prison and then he won’t be able to continue his crucial work in revealing the true corruption behind Moscow’s political elites. But then, that’s exactly why they planted the drugs and created this whole fake drug story, to get him behind bars and away from public access.