‘Mistakes’ may have been made during arrest of journalist, Kremlin says

Moscow makes comments after Russian papers call for inquiry into case of Ivan Golunov The Kremlin has admitted that mistakes may have been made by police during the arrest of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov on controversial drug-dealing charges, as calls for his release grew louder. Mistakes can never be ruled out, said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Vladimir Putin. The important thing is to recognise mistakes so that they arent repeated. Some issues need clarification, he said on Monday. Police initially published a number of photographs that they said showed a drug lab at Golunovs rented flat in Moscow. They were later removed from the interior ministrys website after police officials admitted that the photographs had been taken at a …

Venezuela: US journalist reportedly arrested in early-morning raid

Freelancer Cody Weddle, who works for the Miami Herald and ABC, out of contact since 8am, reports say Authorities in Venezuela have reportedly arrested a US freelance journalist after an early morning raid on his Caracas home by the countrys feared military counter-intelligence agency. Cody Weddle, who freelances for the Miami Herald, the Daily Telegraph and ABC News, has been out of contact since according to a press workers union in Venezuela. Weddles assistant Carlos Camacho, a Venezuelan national, was also detained after a raid on his home by the same counter-intelligence agency on Wednesday morning, reported the union, tweeted Jos Miguel Vivanco, the Americas director at Human Rights Watch. Maduro, who is fending off Sign up for the US …