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Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A Russian journalist has been freed after drug-dealing charges against him were dropped following a public outcry.Russian newspapers had rallied round freelancer Ivan Golunov in a rare public show of support. Mr Golunov cried as he was freed from a police station on Tuesday and vowed to continue his investigative journalism.Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev admitted his guilt had "not been proven" and said an internal inquiry had been launched.The decision came after "forensic, biological, fingerprinting and genetic tests", the minister added. Mr Kolokoltsev said he would ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to dismiss two high-ranking officials over the case: the head of the Interior Affairs D...
International outcry over Istanbul election re-run

International outcry over Istanbul election re-run

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The EU and leading member states have sharply criticised a decision in Turkey to re-run Istanbul's mayoral election, after a shock opposition win.An EU spokesperson called on Turkey's electoral body to explain the controversial decision "without delay".Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Mass called the re-run "incomprehensible".The move was also criticised by the French government and by leading MEP Guy Verhofstadt, who said Turkey was "drifting towards dictatorship".The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month lost the mayorship of Turkey's biggest city by a narrow margin, but Mr Erdogan refused to accept defeat.The AKP claims that there were irregularit...