Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev says investigative journalist Ivan Golunov has been freed from house arrest and authorities are now conducting an internal probe into his detention.
俄罗斯联邦内务部长弗拉基米尔·克罗克特斯夫(Vladimir Kolokoltsev)表示，调查记者伊万·戈卢诺夫(Ivan Golunov)已被解除软禁，当局正在对他被拘禁一事进行内部调查。
In a statement Tuesday, Kolokoltsev said the police officers involved in detaining the journalist have been suspended.
Kolokoltsev said "results of biological, criminal, fingerprinting, and genetic testing have led to a decision to cease the criminal prosecution of the civilian Ivan Golunov due to a lack of evidence that he took part in committing a crime."
"Today, he will be freed from house arrest, and the charges against him will be cleared," Kolokoltsev statement read.
The document also announced the beginning of an internal probe about the legitimacy of the arrest.