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Court acquitted assaulter of Nashi Hroshi z Denisom Bihusom

16.03.2020, 18:25
Photo credit:: bihus.info
Photo credit:: bihus.info

On March 16, the Kyiv-Svyatoshinsky District Court in Kyiv Region isssued an acquittal of Oleh Polishchuk, son-in-law of Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Chebotar, who in 2015 attacked and robbed journalists of Nashi Hroshi z Denis Bigusom tv program ("Our money with Denys Bihus), as it was reported on the site Bigus.Info.

As Bihus.info reported, despite the video of the attack on journalists, the judge Vladyslav Lysenko acquitted the son-in-law of the minister of the interior "due to failure to prove corpus delicti of is actions."

As IMI reported, on April 28, 2015, in the village of Lisnyky, Kyivska region, some unidentified men attacked the filming crew of the journalist investigations program “Nashi Hroshi” ("Our money") (the TV channel ZIK).

Journalist Nadiya Burdey and cameramen Mykhalo Shelest and Rustam Rashydov were preparing a story about building works in the forest (on the territory of the natural reserve) that supposedly belonged to the family of the deputy-minister of Internal Affairs Serhiy Chebotar.The assaulters beat the cameraman, smashed his camera and fled the scene.
Afterwards, the journalists learnt that assaulter was son-in-low of the minister Serhiy Chebotar, Oleh Polishchuk and his business partner Serhiy Havrylko.

Investigators of the Kiev-Svyatoshinsky District Police Department started criminal proceedings for obstructing the professional activity of journalists and robbery of the TV crew with investigative program "Nashi Hroshi" (TV channel ZIK).

On May 27, 2015, the Office of Public Prosecutor of the Kiev-Svyatoshinsky District recognized the journalists as aggrieved party.

The pre-trial investigation of this case lasted for two years. In 2016, the investigator of the Irpin Police Department of the National Police Serhiy Zakharchenko issued a resolution to drop the case due to the absence of a crime in the actions of Chebotar's son-in-law. But the police did not informed the victims, journalists of "Our Money" of it. Later, it became known that investigator Zakharchenko had not closed the case and had not signed anything. He explained it in a written form during an internal investigation. The criminal proceeding was opened for forgery of his signature on the decision to close the case on January 30, 2017 (No. 42017111200000043).

In February 2017, the case of beating journalists was brought to court. The court heard the case for almost a year.

But on February 7, 2018, at the court sitting, Nadiya Burdey learned the criminal proceeding had been ceased on the basis of a copy of the resolution, which investigator Serhiy Zakharchenko did not sign. Thus, the court closed the case on the basis of a copy of the ruling.

On February 14, 2018, the journalists of Our Money with Denis Bigus filed an appeal with the Kyiv Svyatoshinsky Court in the case of assault and robbery.

On March 21, 2019, a panel of judges of the Court of Appeal of Kyiv region overturned the decision to close the case of beating journalists. The case was returned to the court of first instance, and within a year Oleg Polishchuk received an acquittal.

On March 16, the Kyiv-Svyatoshinsky District Court in Kyiv Region isssued an acquittal of OLEH pOLISHCHUK, son-in-law of Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Chebotar, who in 2015 attacked and robbed journalists of Nashi Hroshi z Denis Bigusom tv program ("Our money with Denys Bihus), as it was reported on the site Bigus.Info.

As Bihus.info reported, despite the video of the attack on journalists, the judge Vladyslav Lysenko acquitted the son-in-law of the minister of the interior "due to failure to prove corpus delicti of is actions."

As reported by IMI, on April 28, 2015, in the village of Lisnyky, Kyivska region, some unidentified men attacked the filming crew of the journalist investigations program “Nashi Hroshi” ("Our money") (the TV channel ZIK).

Journalist Nadiya Burdey and cameramen Mykhalo Shelest and Rustam Rashydov were preparing a story about construction of a house in the forest (on the territory of the natural reserve) that supposedly belongs to the family of the Vice-Minister of Internal Affairs Serhiy Chebotar.The assaulters beat the cameraman, smashed his camera and fled the scene.
Afterwards, the journalists learnt that assaulter was son-in-low of the minister Serhiy Chebotar, Oleh Polishchuk and his business partner Serhiy Havrylko.

Investigators of the Kiev-Svyatoshinsky District Police Department started criminal proceedings for obstructing the professional activity of journalists and robbery of the TV crew with investigative program "Nashi Hroshi" (TV channel ZIK).

On May 27, 2015, the Office of Public Prosecutor of the Kiev-Svyatoshinsky District recognized the journalists as aggrieved party.

The pre-trial investigation of this case lasted for two years. In 2016, the investigator of the Irpin Police Department of the National Police Serhiy Zakharchenko issued a resolution to drop the case due to the absence of a crime in the actions of Chebotar's son-in-law. But the police did not informed the victims, journalists of "Our Money" of it. Later, it became known that investigator Zakharchenko had not closed the case and had not signed anything. He explained it in a written form during an internal investigation. The criminal proceeding was opened for forgery of his signature on the decision to close the case on January 30, 2017 (No. 42017111200000043).

In February 2017, the case of beating journalists was brought to court. The court heard the case for almost a year.

But on February 7, 2018, at the court sitting, Nadiya Burdey learned the criminal proceeding had been ceased on the basis of a copy of the resolution, which investigator Serhiy Zakharchenko did not sign. Thus, the court closed the case on the basis of a copy of the ruling.

On February 14, 2018, the journalists of Our Money with Denis Bigus filed an appeal with the Kyiv Svyatoshinsky Court in the case of assault and robbery.

On March 21, 2019, a panel of judges of the Court of Appeal of Kyiv region overturned the decision to close the case of beating journalists. The case was returned to the court of first instance, and within a year Oleg Polishchuk was acquitted.

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