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Man suspected of making death threats to journalist Inna Biletska to be tried in Rivne

31.10.2022, 11:40

The Rivne District Prosecutor's Office sent an indictment against Andriy Buzynarsky, accused of threatening journalist Inna Biletska and her family with violence, to the court. This is reported by the Rivne Regional Prosecutor's Office.

According to the investigation, in August 2018, Andriy Buzynarsky, who was supposed to be under house arrest, was driving a car while intoxicated and eventually got into an accident. When Inna Biletska (Suspilne Rivne producer at that time) arrived at the scene to get his comment, he started making death threats to her and her family. The man even mentioned the method that would be used to carry out these threats, which the victim perceived to be real. "You will be a corpse at best, an invalid at worst. You have any children?" Buzynarsky said to the journalist.

The prosecutor's office sent the indictment to the Rivne City Court.

Andriy Buzynarsky faces up to three years in prison.

As IMI reported, on September 8, 2022, local court arrested Buzynarsky; however, in October, the measure of restraint for him was changed to house arrest. He is being charged with threats of violence against a journalist due to the journalist's legal professional activities (Part 1 of Article 345-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

A year ago, the investigation in this case slowed down – the police were saying that the prosecutor's office had refused to announce any suspicions, and the prosecutors were saying that no one had reached out to them. You can read more about this here.

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