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Journalist Stanko was pressured by “Myrotvorets” for her film about SBU prisons

Center “Myrotvorets” used photos of Hromadske journalist, Anastasia Stanko, publishing on their website announcement about collection of funds for construction of secret SBU prison for Amnesty International staff. Also, there is inscription there near Stanko’s photo, stating that she will be the first in the list.

The material titled “Center “Myrotvorets” announces collection of funds for construction of secret SBU prison for Amnesty International representatives” was published on March 26.

For the context, on March 15, Hromadske published at Youtube a documentary investigation film “Secret SBU isolation ward”. In the comment to the film, it was mentioned that the journalists interviewed five people who claim that they were held for over a year in isolation ward of Kharkiv SBU administration without charge or trial. They told the journalists about some details of prison everyday life, which cannot be learned from open sources.

In her comment for IMI, Anastasia Stanko pointed out that she considers this case a threat and psychological pressure on her.

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