Attorney who attacked "Skhemy" cameraman to face trial in Kyiv region
On June 20, the Brovary District Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment against the attorney who had attacked the cameraman of the journalist investigation program "Skhemy" (Radio Svoboda) Borys Trotsenko in Chabany (Kyiv region) in March 2019.
This was announced on the Prosecutor's Office's website.
He is being accused of deliberately beating a journalist due to his professional activities (Part 2 of Article 345-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The investigation established that the suspect had attacked the "Skhemy" cameraman while he had been filming in the premises of one of the village councils in Fastiv district, Kyiv region. The attorney had beaten the cameraman and hit the camera, breaking it.
As IMI reported, on May 30, 2022, the Brovary District Prosecutor's Office issued a suspicion notice to an attorney for attacking the cameraman of the journalist investigation program "Skhemy" (Radio Liberty) Borys Trotsenko in Chabany (Kyiv region) in March of 2019.
The attorney is suspected of deliberately beating a journalist due to his professional activities (Part 2 of Article 345-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
According to the investigation, the "Skhemy" cameraman had been filming the premises of the village council in Chabany, Kyiv region. The lawyer attacked the cameraman and hit the video camera, breaking it. Having examined Borys Trostenko, doctors diagnosed him with a possible concussion.
As IMI reported, on March 6, 2019, while filming in Chabany village, Kyiv region, the filming crew of the "Skhemy: Corruption in Detail" program, consisting of journalist Kateryna Kaplyuk and cameraman Borys Trotsenko, was attacked. The incident took place at the Chabany village council. The man injured the cameraman and broke the video camera. After the examination at the hospital, doctors diagnosed Borys Trotsenko with a concussion.
In July 2020, the police dropped the case for the obstruction of the work of "Skhemy" journalists. They were attacked in the spring of 2019 in the village of Chabany in the Kyiv region during the filming of a story about the allocation of state land managed by the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine to private owners. The police stated that reason for dropping the case was "the expiration of the pre-trial investigation period." "Skhemy's" lawyers were going to contest the decision. Subsequently, on May 31, 2021, proceedings were opened on the grounds of a criminal offense under Part 2 of Art. 345-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
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