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Hayvoronsky to sue Russia in ECHR for $ 5M

07.01.2020, 12:52

The Yalta blogger and journalist Yevhen Hayvoronsky is goingo to sue Russia before the European Court of Human Rights, as Krym.Realii (RFE/RL) reported. Hayvoronsky was deported to the mainland Ukraine.

"I got a lot of unique information and knowledge. I hope to bring a critical breaking point to this hybrid war so that we could get back Crimea to Ukraine in the near future. I also realise that I have strong reasons to apply to the ECHR. I am going to sue Russia for five million US dollars. I am going to give four million to the children whose parents died in the ATO (anti-terrorist operation) and due to developments in Crimea. Then, I am going to publish a book, "- Hayvoronsky said.

The blogger claimed the Russian security officers had threatened to put him it in cellars of Donetsk People’s Republic, and the Luhansk People’s Republic threaned to kill him with their bare hands on the way from Russia to Donbass.

Yevhen Hayvoronsky, who had been taken from the annexed Crimea to the Krasnodar region of Russia, finally, on January 1 had been sent to the mainland Ukraine. Hayvoronsky arrived in Kyiv by train from Bakhmut.

On December 20, 2019, the Russian-controlled Yalta City Court issued the decision to "forcibly expel" Yevhen Hayvoronsky" from the territory of Russia.

Prior to that, on October 31, 2019, Hayvoronsky was charged with a new administrative offense under the Part 3 of the Art. 20.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia (insult of power and symbols of Russia through Internet) for his post on Facebook about the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

On November 12, 2019, the city court of Yalta decided to seize his Russian passport.

On October 22, the justice’s court in Yalta arrested Yevhen Hayvoronskyy 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 Hayvoronsky 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

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