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"Konkurent" journalist complains to the Commissioner over an incomplete reply to a request

25.01.2024, 17:25

"Konkurent" journalist Maksym Kosyur appealed to the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights over the failure of the municipal enterprise "Lutsk City Dental Clinic" to provide a full reply to his request.

He reported this to the IMI representative in the Volyn oblast.

According to Kosyur, in the request sent to the company on December 11, 2023, he asked for a copy of the contract between the clinic and a private law firm.

"I was also asking them to provide the documents that were issued as the result of such cooperation. I received the contract, but not the rest of the information. Which is why I contacted the NGO "Human Rights Platform". The lawyer Mykola Hrynyshak said that the refusal was unlawful and could be appealed to the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights," the journalist said.

The company explained the refusal saying that the private law firm considered the information 'classified,'" noted Maksym.

Maksym Kosyur noted that he filed the complaint to the Human Rights Commissioner on January 4, 2024.

The journalist explained why he considered the failure to provide these documents to be unlawful.

"I am yet to receive the full information from the municipal company. But I know that the Commissioner's office in the Volyn oblast deals with such issues. This is not the first time they have helped journalists get information from this institution, which they refused to provide," the journalist said.

As the IMI reported, on January 5, 2024, "Syla Pravdy" journalist Oksana Petruk sued the state-owned enterprise "Forests of Ukraine" for their refusal to provide her with the information she requested. The company refused to provide information on the Polissya Forestry Office's staff list including the full names of the officials and their salaries.

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