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08.04.2004

The General Prosecutor’s office continues to interrogate journalists in the framework of “Kuchma’s case”

   

On 5 May the Dnepropetrovsk prosecutor’s office interrogated Olena Garaguts, the editor of the local newspaper “Litsa”.

On 6 May the city prosecutor’s officers conducted search in the newspaper office and seized three issues of the newspaper containing three reprinted articles by Tatiana Korobova.

According to the information of “UP”, the prosecutor’s office fulfilled the order of the General Prosecutor’s office, which investigates case No. 49-1120 started after “the facts of publishing in mass media, brochures and other editions the materials directed at the illegal influence on the President of Ukraine with the purpose to impede the fulfillment by him of his service duties, according to part 1 Article 334 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine”.

Ms. Garaguts told that the investigating officers put standard questions: From where they got the articles by Korobova? Whether they have the manuscripts? Who initiated the publication? Who ordered to publish the articles?

We want to remind that on 24 April President Kuchma turned to the General Prosecutor’s office with the request to stop the investigation on the publications that undermine his authority in mass media.

The Institute of mass information, http://imi.org.ua/

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