‘Meduza’ will work with other outlets to finish the piece that may have sparked Ivan Golunov's persecution A message from ‘Meduza’ Editor-in-Chief Ivan Kolpakov
Thanks to all of you for your support. We believe that Ivan Golunov is under house arrest (and not in jail) thanks to an unprecedented campaign of journalistic solidarity. Under today’s standards, what happened here was incredible — a victory, without a doubt.
All of us at Meduza are 100 percent certain that the persecution of Ivan Golunov is related to his journalistic work. The more time has passed since his arrest, the better we have come to understand who exactly may have organized the security operation conducted against him. For at least the last 13 months, Ivan Golunov has received threats from the subjects of an investigation he had not yet published. A couple of hours before his arrest, Ivan submitted that piece to his editor, Alexey Kovalev. See what lucky people they both are?
We cannot reveal the subject of the article or the names of those who may have organized Golunov’s persecution right now. We can’t risk harming Vanya or the investigation itself, which has yet to be completed. For that purpose, we plan to recruit our colleagues from other Russian outlets and publish the finished product on various platforms, including foreign media sources. The more the merrier. But first, we’ve got some work to do.
Once again — thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you!!!
Please, let’s not stop until Ivan Golunov is cleared of all charges.
P.S. What I can say for sure is that we’re NOT talking about Moscow City Hall.