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“Insider” claimed that judge prevented its journalist from working

01.07.2019, 13:45
The web-based edition “Insider” claimed the judge of Kyiv-Svyatoshynsky district court in Kyiv region Svitlana Khrypun prevented its journalist Alina Kondratenko from working and threatened her, as to “Detektor Media”. The hearing lasted five minutes, the judge opened the hearing and, as the journalist started taking pictures, she said: Dear audience member, if you wish to take photos with your mobile phone, we have to enter this issue to the agenda. Please, read the article 27 of the Code of criminal procedure. If you want to film the hearing, you must apply the respective request that must be submitted to the trial participant." At the same time, the prosecutor Mykola Nikolayev demanded to expel the journalist from the courtroom. "Once more, I remind you, are you going to apply the request to get authorization to take pictures? , Read the article 27 (yelling!). Stand up, name yourself. The court reprimands you breaking the courtroom protocol.  I will now postpone the court hearing, if you violate the order, I'll order you out of the courtroom. Yes, that’s all! The court hearing is postponed due to the fact that the journalist disrupted the court session ", - Svitlana Khrypun told. Another journalist for “Insider”, Olga Khudetska, wrote on her Facebook page that "the judge was intimidating Alina saying she would call the police, expelling the journalist by force under guard." She added that Alina Kondratenko was to file the complaint. Khudetskaya added that the law on the judicial system and the status of judges is clearly allowing to take pictures on the mobile phone without any previous request and authorization, as mandatory provision.  
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