Russian papers join forces in solidarity with detained journalist

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Three titles call for inquiry into case of Ivan Golunov, arrested on suspicion of drug dealing

Three major Russian newspapers have published almost identical front pages in support of Ivan Golunov, an investigative journalist facing up to 20 years in prison on controversial drug-dealing charges.

Kommersant, RBK and Vedomosti, widely seen as the country’s most respected papers, ran covers that read “I/We are Ivan Golunov”. They also published joint editorials calling for a transparent investigation into the allegations against Golunov, 36, who is currently under house arrest.

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