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In Yalta apartment of journalist who would investigate activity of former mayor searched

07.03.2019, 18:33
Yevheniy Hayvoronsky Photo credit : Primechaniya In the evening of March 6th, in Yalta (annexed by Russia Crimea) a group of persons burst the apartment of a journalist Yevheniy Hayvoronsky and searched it, as to Russian Novaya Gazeta. Hayvoronsky works for Sebastopol portal “Primechaniya” (Annotations). The editor in chief of Primechaniya Viktor Yavdukha told the journalist is suspected to commit a crime stipulated by anti-extremist law. “They seized all equipment and Ukrainian passport of Hayvoronsky. In his Russian passport they tore page with his personal data. As I am aware of, he was going to take a flight to Moscow to speak to his source of information who was ready to reveal some facts on activity of the former mayor of Yalta Andriy Rostenko. Now his passport is not valid, so he cannot take his flight to Moscow”, Yadukha told. The journalist was sent to police, than to a clinic for drug addicts where they took his blood for analyses and then he was released. The journalists don’t know whether the persons who searched Hayvoronsky’s place were employees of the law enforcement bodies or not. The press officer of Russian police refused to give comments on, citing the Law on personal data.
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