Cherkasy prosecutor's office summoned to court "Inter" journalist who was beaten during Maidan protests, confusing him for police officer
The prosecutor's office of Cherkasy city summoned to court the staff correspondent of the "Inter" TV channel in Cherkasy on the case of crack-down of activists on the dam on February 20, 2014, Stanislav Kukharchuk. The journalist explained that he knows nothing about the event as he was not present there during the crack-down itself. Yet, the investigator requested him to appear to tell about his "instructions." The journalist was surprised to learn that in the case he is recorded as a police officer. This information comes from the media outlet "Procherk".
As IMI informed before, on January 27, 2014, during a crack-down of thee rally near the oblast state administration, "Berkut" cruelly assaulted the administrator and operator of Cherkasy city website Stanislav Kukharchuk. Several other journalists were injured in a similar manner in the city during the events, including two Polish journalists. Yet by this time, the people guilty of these crimes have not been not punished. The prosecutor's office of Cherkaska oblast suspects the former head of MIA Administration in Cherkaska oblast, Volodymyr Lipandin, of using violence against EuroMaidan activists in January in Cherkasy. They are still "taking measures to declare the suspect wanted and to select restriction measure for him.
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