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Attorneys submit formal complaints against police officers who arrested Ivan Golunov

Source: Pavel Chikov

Olga Dinze, an attorney for Meduza correspondent Ivan Golunov, has submitted a statement to Russia’s Investigative Committee detailing the actions of the police officers who arrested Golunov on June 6.

The document, published by leading human rights advocate Pavel Chikov, describes the physical harm caused to Golunov during his arrest and demands an investigation into the actions of the officers involved as well as criminal charges under Articles 285 and 286 of Russia’s Criminal Codex. Those statutes carry fines of up to 80,000 rubles ($1,235) or up to 4 years in prison.

Golunov’s attorneys also submitted a complaint to Moscow prosecutors regarding law enforcement officers’ illegal decision to keep Golunov in custody for more than 48 hours.

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