16 Jun 2019 16:55

Levin upholds Moscow rally demands that Golunov case be properly investigated, criminal rule on drugs reviewed

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - Leonid Levin, head of the Russian State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Informational Technologies and Communication, has upheld demands voiced by participants in the Moscow rally in support of Ivan Golunov, asking for his case to be properly investigated and Article 228 of the Criminal Code on illegal drug possession and acquisition reviewed.

"The member of parliament has supported the resolution adopted at the rally, which says that a thorough and transparent investigation of the Ivan Golunov case must be held and the provisions of Article 228 and sentences handed out in Russia under the article reviewed, and that some rules of procedure need to be drafted to regulate interaction between journalists and employees of security and law enforcement agencies," Levin's press service said in a statement.

Levin took part in the Law and Justice for All rally on Moscow's Sakharov Avenue [Prospekt Sakharova] on Sunday.