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23.06.2010

“Stop Censorship!” demands response over Presidential guard

   

The movement “Stop Censorship!” has stated that it will not meet with either the authorities or the enforcement bodies until the President’s guard who assaulted a journalist is dismissed.

As reported already, STB journalist, Serhiy Andrushko had full accreditation and was carrying out his professional duties when, on Tuesday 15 June he was approached by a guard who refused to provide identification. When the journalist warned that he would film the incident, he was thrown to the ground. The picture can be seen here: http://www.telekritika.ua/news/2010-06-16/53671

Serhiy Andrushko says that another guard had joined in, but that they let him go when they saw they were being filmed.

“Stop Censorship!” issued a statement on 16 June demanding that the name of the guard be revealed and that he be released and face criminal charges for obstructing a journalist. They have had no response to their appeal or to their formal information request to the President’s Administration.

Media journalists within the movement are presently drafting a submission to the Prosecutor General and an appeal to the Ministry of Internal Affairs,

From a report at:  http://www.telekritika.ua/news/2010-06-22/53789

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