IMI request about the case of Yaroslav Tkachivskiy
The Institute of Mass Information (IMI) sent an informational request to the militia directorate of the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast. The request concerned the case of Yaroslav Tkachivskiy, the IMI representative in the oblast. In May and July 2003 the Ivano-Frankivsk town militia directorate, referring to the Laws of Ukraine “On the ODA” and “On militia”, directed to the Tysmenitsa district court the requests about the information concerning the consideration of Tkachivskiys criminal case. This is confirmed by letters No. 2117 of 05 May 03 and No. 3673 of 17 July 03, which are contained in the materials of the case. The IMI regards this fact as intimidation of its representative and asks the militia directorate to inform whether the law-enforcing organs of the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast conduct the investigating activities connected with Yaroslav Tkachivskiy, and for what and on the basis of which normative acts the town militia directorate needs the information about this case.
29 July 2003, Institute of mass information, «Barometr svobody slova», July 2003