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In Dnipro, the head of election committee #121465 threatened the cameraman of the TV channel “UA: Dnipro” Roman Bondar and took away the phone from the observer of the civil network OPORA Denis Davydov, as the correspondent for IMI in Dnipropetrovsk region told.
The incident took place on July 22 at about 4 p.m. at the district election commission number 27.
The journalists were filming a story about the election and recorded a commentary by the long-time observer for OPORA civic network Denis Davydov outside the election commission. The observer told the journalist that, right now, in a corridor one of the chairmen of the election committee of the 27th
district was correcting a protocol, and that is a violation of the electoral law. The cameraman Roman Bondar went to record this violation on video.
"I went to the hall and this person ran to me, shouted: “Come here” and something also. I tried to go back quickly, and he knocked me. I appealed to the police, they did nothing, they asked us to leave the premises, when I said that I was a representative of OPORA, observer, they started doing somehow and told the head of the commission to behave oneself in an adequate way. He was drunk or something like that, and I started filming him on my phone and he was already running away from me, with the police, we followed him, then he snatched my phone. I called the police, wrote a statement on the obstruction of the observer's activity, " Denis Davydov said.
The cameraman did not file complaint to the police. The OPORA observer Denis Davydov told he was going to file the claim to the court.