Hooligans attacked Oleksandr Nezhivoy, a deputy of the editor-in-chief of the magazine “Pamyatki Ukrainy”
The attack was committed on 25 December about 4 a.m. in the town of Fastov (the Kyiv oblast).
Members of the local organization of the Ukrainian Peoples party believe that this attack was not accidental, since on 25 December the Fastov town court had to consider the complaint of Oleksandr Nezhivoys son Ivan against the Fastov town executive committee, which prohibited Ivan Nezhivoy to collect the signatures in the downtown for the all-national election of the President of Ukraine.
A week before another “accident” had happened. Bronislava Sytnik, the head of the Fastov organization of the party “Batkivshchina”, was run over with a car.
The son of the journalist informed that some persons in civil clothes had shadowed him during several last weeks, and that the week before he had been warned about the possible physical violence as a “punishment” for his political activities.
(«Svoboda», No. 51, 30 December 2003)