June 8, 2019 / 7:41 PM / 7 days ago

Russian court puts anti-corruption journalist Golunov under house arrest

Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, who was detained by police and accused of drug offences, sits inside a defendants' cage as he attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia June 8, 2019. The writing on the T-shirt reads "Editorial desk demands blood". REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A court in Russia on Saturday put a Russian journalist known for investigating corruption among Moscow city officials under house arrest, a Reuters journalist reported from the court.

The journalist, 36-year-old Ivan Golunov, was detained in central Moscow on Thursday for alleged drug offences. [nL8N23E24M]

Reporting by Tatyana Makeyeva; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber

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