Pryluky resident to be sued for beating of journalists for “StopCor”
The public prosecutor’s office in Pryluky referred to court an indictment of a resident of Pryluky (Chernihiv region) within the case of beating and inflicting light bodily injuries to journalists for “Stop Corruption” project. This is reported by the edition "Events and comments" with reference to the press officer of prosecutor in Pryluky. The suspected person is accused of having threatened and used force against the investigative journalists while they were fulfilling their professional activity (part 2 of Article 345-1 of the Criminal Code). IMI reported, on June 13th, in Pryluky, Oleksandr Chaly who is deputy head of the election headquarters of Borys Prykhodko, majoritarian candidate for parliamentary election, had beaten two journalists of the “Stop Corruption” project, Mariya Gural and Volodymyr Tsyganov. The journalist came to Pryluky to verify an information they got saying the candidate for legislative election would be buying votes. At first, Chaly first tried to snatch a microphone of Mariya Gural, and then he beat her. He beat her colleague Volodymyr Tsyganov as well, who was trying to defend her. As a result, Mariya Gural got a brain concussion and Volodymyr Tsyganov got many racomas and bruises. Chernihiv region police opened criminal proceedings under Article 345-1 (2) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine - threat or violence against a journalist. On June 14, police arrested the suspected person and served him with charges.
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