Court found unlawful police ignoring fact of obstruction of journalist’s work
The Kakhovsky district court recognized unlawful the police actions, failing to enter information to the National Register of Pre-Trial Investigations over the criminal offense under Part 171 of the Criminal Code, committed against the journalist Oleg Baturin, who was not allowed to attend a joint sitting of the permanent deputies commissions of the Kakhovka city council and plenary session of Lubimivska village council on March 19 and 20. Oleg Baturin reported it to a representative of IMI in Kherson region.
According to the journalist, on April 9 he received the texts of two court rulings replying to his complaints about the failure to submit information to the National register.
He recalled that in both cases the police decided to consider his statements as appeals from citizen.
"The court found that consideration of my complaints about actions of officials of the Kakhovka city and Lyubimov village councils were not properly considered by the Kakhovka police department of the National Police in Kherson region. The judge ordered that Kakhovsky police had to properly verify the grounds for entering information to the Register, according to information I had provided and as it had been fixed in the protocol, "the journalist told Facebook.
As IMI reported, on March 19, the staff of the Kakhovka City Council did not allow journalist Oleg Baturin to attend the meetings of the City Council working commissions, citing the order of Mayor Andriy Dyachenko.
On March 20, journalists from Kherson region Oleg Baturin and Lyubov Rudya were not allowed to attend the session of the Lyubimivka village council of Kherson region.