Council of Europe Platform published alert on Slidstvo.info
The Council of Europe is concerned with the fact of pressure on Slidstvo.info journalists in Ukraine. The Platforme to promote protection of journalism and safety of journalists published an alert on judicial pressure the investigative journalists from Slidstvo.info are facing due to proceedings instituted against them by the MP Dubinsky. "The basis for the investigation are Freedom of Information (FOI) requests sent by the outlet in December 2019 to 14 current and former Ukrainian politicians, state agencies and officials, asking for details about the meetings between United States and Ukrainian officials. Among those contacted was Oleksandr Dubinsky, a Member of the Parliament of Ukraine from the ruling Servant of the People party", the plarform reported.
IMI reported, 3 March, the investigative journalistic agency "Investigation.Info” claimed criminal proceedings after the MP from ”Servant of the People” Oleksander Dubinsky’s complaint was to make pressure on them, as to the statement of "Slidtsvo. Info" on March 4.
"The Ministry of Internal Affairs has accepted for consideration the complaint of the MP from the party" Servant of People" Alexander Dubinsky about surveillance of US officials in Ukraine and is conducting a pre-trial investigation ", - the statement read.
On March 3, the Ministry of Internal Affairs said that the National Police was investigating criminal case based on materials that Oleksander Dubinsky had handed over to Interior Minister Arsene Avakov. Investigations was started under Part 2 of Art. 163 of the Criminal Code ("Violation of secrecy of correspondence, telephone conversations, telegraph or other correspondence transmitted by means of communication or through a computer").