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Russian investigators order psychological examination for ‘Meduza’ journalist falsely charged with drug possession

Source: Meduza

Russia’s Investigative Committee has ordered Meduza special correspondent Ivan Golunov to appear for a psychological examination, according to Golunov himself.

The examination will check for “psychological disorders, accuracy of perception, and addiction to psychoactive substances.”

The Telegram-based news outlet Baza wrote that Investigative Committee leaders insisted on ordering the exam after “it became known that Ivan received treatment from a psychiatrist in early childhood.”

“They filled out an observational treatment card and archived it in 2002. And then in 2013, I got a sailor’s passport where I had a psychological exam, meaning I was healthy,” said Golunov.

The Investigative Committee is currently handling the case against the police officers who arrested Golunov and planted drugs in his possessions in June 2019.