"He [Golunov] was involved in investigative actions, although he did not sleep for more than a day, did not eat, drink and did not understand what was happening — it was real torture and it will be appealed in ECHR", Dzhulai stressed.
Police detained Golunov on Thursday after finding five packets of a powdery substance, which was later found to be mephedron.
Police officers published photos allegedly proving they had also found a scales and more of the same substance at Golunov's home. Meanwhile, the Russian Interior Ministry said late on Friday that the drugs found in the journalist's flat included cocaine.
According to Dzhulai, police very likely planted the drugs in Godunov's backpack as the package with mephedrone was found on top of the contents of his bag.
In addition, Dzhulai says investigators did not take hand swabs or nail clippings from Golunov. Moscow Police say the reporter refused to provide them with clippings of his nails.
On Friday, the Chairman of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, Mikhail Fedotov, said that Golunov, famous for his investigations into corruption cases, might have been detained due to his work as a journalist.