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choking back tears Russian journalist Yvonne Colin off was released on Tuesday from police custody the thirty six year old reporter is known for exposing corruption along Moscow city officials , authorities suddenly dropped drug charges against him early in the day after his arrest sponsored crime it was a rare you turn by the authorities in the face of anger from his supporters who did ledge he was framed his reporting of your progress I will continue the work that I was doing and carry out investigations because I need to justify the trust in me those who have supported shown this is fantastic , Russian journalists critical of authorities have led a dangerous existence since the nineteen nineties sometimes threatened physically attacked but even murder for that work but the creed way supporters said Colin off was set up it triggered protests and looting usual show of media unity the response from authorities was also uncharacteristically swift the interior minister said the criminal case was being dropped due to a lack of evidence , well welcoming going off to release a spokeswoman for the European Union on foreign affairs said the trended Russia with regard to media freedom remains worrying