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Police failed to institute proceedings on journalist impeded to work on church grounds

13.03.2019, 19:35
The police failed to institute criminal proceedings over the fact of impediment to professional activity of the journalist Olha Shedyrovska (“Bukovyna online” online edition) on the territory of church in the village Dobrynivtsi (Chernivetska region), as Diana Kozlova, acting head of communication department of the main directorate of the National police in Chernivetska region told to Detektor Media. IMI informed on March 10th, a local citizen in the village of Dobrynivtsi in Chernivetska region impeded the journalist Olha Shedyrovska to take video pictures. The police officials told the person was identified, but they failed to classify the incident as an obstruction to journalistic activity. IMI reported, the same day, during an assembly of religious community in a village Rygach (Chernivetska region) another similar incident occurred, a clergyman of the Moscow patriarchate impeded the work of Galyna Yeremitsa, journalist for online edition “Chernivtsi Online. The religious community was to examined the issue of conversion of the faithful from Moscow atriarchate to the Ukrainian orthodoxe Church. “A clergyman of the Moscow patriarchate assaulted me on the territory of the church", Galyna Yeremitsa said. "As I was filming of the assembly the pater Seraphym wrested my mobile phone that I took to film the event and put it in his pocket, so the video filming was stopped then”, she added.
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