Ivan Golunov, the Russian investigative reporter whose arrest prompted widespread outrage among the country’s journalists, was cheered by several hundred reporters and well-wishers as he left a police building on June 11 after the country’s interior minister announced that criminal charges against him would be dropped. He was arrested on June 6 on charges of attempting to sell a large amount of illegal drugs. Golunov, who had strenuously denied the accusations against him, tearfully thanked a crowd of cheering supporters and said that he would continue investigative reporting.

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