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In Crimea, police detained journalist from Kherson, Oleh Baturyn

02.10.2014, 20:34

On October 2, in the city of Dzhankoi of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, police detained the member of the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine, correspondent of the Kherson newspaper «Novyi Den», Oleh Baturyn. The Media Trade Union’s Press service reported this, referring to the journalist’s relatives, with whom he had a brief conversation.

At the train station of Dzhankoi, when the journalist was waiting to take a train to return from his assignment, a Russian police patrol approached him and demanded his documents. After he showed them the documents he was detained for verification whether the documents were forged.

After the detention, there were several hours of interrogation. After that, they let him go, yet they did not return his documents and his cell phone. Now, Oleh is waiting at an apartment of his Crimean friends, as the police officers promised to return his documents in a day. The journalist’s relatives think that he can be detained again when he goes to police.

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