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Criminal proceeding opened against Portnov for threats to journalists

07.11.2019, 11:27

The police have launched criminal proceedings due to threats to the journalists with Radio Liberty, as it is reported on the website of the National Police.

The aforementioned information is qualified obstruction to lawful activity of journalists and threat or violence against a journalist.

As IMI reported, on October 31, the former MP and Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Viktor Yanukovych Andriy Portnov in his Telegram channel disclosed the personal data of a member of the TV crew of “Schemes: corruption in details" program, as the editorial board is preparing an investigation into the influence and relations of the former official with the new Ukrainian authorities.

Then, he disclosed data of number plates of three other cars related to “Schemes” journalists.

The "Schemes" editorial board regards it is direct pressure.

On November 4, the media movement “Media for conscious choice” and other media figures call on the authorities and the law enforcement agencies to hold the former official Andriy Portnov to account for having threatened journalists with “Scheme” investigative program and ask to ensure security for journalists

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