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Judges ruled on home arrest for 3rd suspected attacker on "112 Ukraina" TV crew

04.09.2019, 14:27
Photo credit: screeshot from the video of “112 Ukraina” Zolochevsky district court in Kharkiv region has chosen a measure of restraint for the person suspected as assaulter on the journalists of TV crew of “112 Ukraina”, as to Interfax-Ukraine with reference to a press office of public prosecutor's office in Kharkiv region. The journalists filmed the story on illegal large-scale deforestation in the region, as the incident happened, "The court chose the measure of restraint, as the prosecutor's office had requested, in the form of a personal recognizance," the prosecutor's office told the press. IMI reported, on August 28, the TV crew was attacked by some administrative forestry enterprise employees in the village of Zolochiv, in Kharkiv region. The incident happened while the journalists were shooting a story about a forest theft. According to the channel, forestry workers blocked the car of the TV crew and punched the wheels, and also threatened with physical violence. On August 28, Kharkiv police detained 49 persons allegedly involved in the row. Subsequently, the police pressed charges to one of the most aggressive assaulters (of committing a criminal offense under Part 3 of Art. 171 (“Obstruction of the Legal Professional Activity of Journalists”) of the Criminal Code. Two more persons were detained in accordance with Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code on suspicion of committing crimes under Part 3 of Art. 171 and Part 2 of Art. 345-1 (“Threat or Violence Against a Journalist”) of the Criminal Code. Zolochiv district court of Kharkiv Region has chosen home arrest for two participants of the attack on the TV crew of “112 Ukraina” as a preventive measure.
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