Journalist for Novoe Vremya to file a lawsuit to ECHR
Ivan Verstyuk, journalist of Novoe Vremya, is going to file a lawsuit the European court on human rights on the activity of the General prosecutor’s office which got access to the internal documents and his electronic correspondence with the editorial office to, as he told it to Hromadske. He told this was a mean to protect himself from the GPO’s searches. He added the 4th of March is deadline when the Novoe Vremya is obliged to transfer all demanded documents to the prosecution. He said today the court was supposed to examine the appeal against the ruling of the court on access to the documents, but the prosecutor from the GPO was absent at the sitting, so hearing was adjourned to 1st of March. “The GPO is frankly dragging out the matter with the aim to bring it to search, what is absolutely inadmissible. We together with my lawyers we start to prepare the documents to appeal to the ECHR in order to get quick decision and accelerated procedure which will protect us from search and from pressure, because there is no hope for Ukraine courts”, Verstyuk said. IMI informed earlier, the February 4th, the Pechersk district court in Kyiv provided the Prosecutor’s general office with an access to the internal documents of the editorial board of Novoe Vremya and to all materials that the journalist Ivan Verstyuk had sent to the addresses of electronic mails of the edition. The press officer for the GPO Andriy Lysenko informed the investigation officers of the public prosecutor’s office were compelled to obtain the access to the materials of the Novoe Vremya edition at the court of justice, because the holder of the information company “The Publishing house “Media-DK” declined to provide all necessarily materials to the investigation.
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