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In Russia, journalist of "2+2" TV channel was detained and is kept in isolation ward

20.07.2014, 17:02

On July 18, in Voronezh (Russia) officers of the Russian Immigration Control of the Federal Migrtion Service detained Yevhen Aharkov, a journalist of the program "Special Correspondent" of the TV channel “2+2”. The journalist is being kept in the migration isolation ward, reports TSN. In Voronezh, Aharkov was covering the case of the Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who is being kept in a local pre-trial detention facility.  Aharkov was detained at a hotel and was accused of illegal journalist activities. On the same day, a session of the local administrative court was held, and by the court decision he was fined for 2000 roubles and sent to the migration isolation ward in a village Yelizavetivka in 160 km away from Voronezh.

The Ukrainian consul in the Russian Federation pleaded to let the journalist return to Ukraine but was refused.  Savchenko’s lawyer, Mark Feigin believes that Aharkov’s detention is illegal and is a violation of his rights.  

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