Gayvoronsky said they took him out of Crimea to Russia
The Yalta blogger and journalist Yevheniy Gayvoronsky is in a "prison for foreigners" in the Krasnodar region of Russia, as Gayvoronsky wrote it himself to Krym.Realii (RFE/RL).
In Crimea he was threatened to be taken to“ Donetsk People’s Republic” for reprisal. But knowing how insane the Russian officials and security forces are, this could be a real threat. I hope to avoid it thanks to outcry in mass media and the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The Consul contacted me, he promised to help me. I hope he would interfere they sent me to Ukraine, ”Gayvoronsky said.
There is no confirmation from other sources: neither in the Crimean, nor in the Russian security agencies. The publication tries to check the information and contact the consul of Ukraine in the Rostov region.
As IMI reported, on December 20, Russia-controlled Yalta City Court ruled to deport local blogger and journalist Yevhen Gayvoronsky “from the territory of Russia”. The lawyer of the blogger Oleksiy Ladin told it.
on October 22, the justice’s court in Yalta arrested the Yalta activist, blogger and journalist Yevheniy Gayvoronskyy for 15 days.
Gayvoronsky was accused of evading drug treatment under Article 6.9.1. of the Russian Code of Administrative Offenses ("Failure to undergo diagnostics, preventive measures, treatment for drug addiction and (or) medical and / or social rehabilitation in connection with drug use").
On March 26, 2019, the Russian justice’s court in Yalta arrested journalist Yevhen Gayvoronsky for 12 days for committing an administrative offense (Article 6.9 (1) of the Administrative Code (use of narcotic drugs without prescription)). The court also ordered Gayvoronsky to undergo drug treatment.
Gayvoronsky called the charges of drug abuse as non-sense.
On April 7, Yevhen Gayvoronsky was released from a detention facility in Simferopol.
On March 6, in Yalta, Russian security officers searched place of residence of the journalist and blogger with the Sevastopol-based newspaper "Primetchania", Yevheniy Gayvoronsky.
On March 23, the Sevastopol news site "Primechania" claimed that they stopped working with Yalta journalist Yevheniy Gayvoronsky after his "pro-Ukrainian statements" and comments that "did not reflect the editorial position."
Photo credit: Gayvoronsky's Facebook account