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Russian Reporter Who Investigates Graft Is Placed on House Arrest

Jun 08, 2019 - The New York Times

MOSCOW — A Russian investigative journalist was placed under two months’ house arrest in Moscow on Saturday, accused of selling drugs.

The reporter, Ivan Golunov, 36, was on his way to a meeting with a source on Thursday when he was detained, with illegal drugs found in his rucksack, according to the police and his employer, the online news portal Meduza, based in Latvia.

A lawyer for Mr. Golunov, who is known for investigating corruption among Moscow city officials, said he beli...