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Man who prevented journalists from filming elite real estate on trial in Zhytomyr

27.06.2022, 12:15

The Korolyov District Court of Zhytomyr has started hearings in the case of the attack on the journalist of the Anti-Rating investigation program.

The attacked journalist Oleksandr Kryzhanivskyy informed the IMI representative about this.

According to the journalist, a preparatory session was supposed to take place in the Korolyov District Court today, but was postponed.

"It was disrupted, unfortunately. The defendant's lawyer did not come," the journalist said.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 on July 6.

As IMI reported, on August 19, 2021, in Zhytomyr, during the filming of the Anti-Rating journalist investigation program, a security guard of private buildings on the Teteriv riverbank attacked journalist Oleksandr Kryzhanivskyy with his fists and threatened him.

Zhytomyr District Prosecutor's Office has opened a criminal investigation into the threat of violence against journalists (Part 1 of Article 345-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

On May 6, 2022, Zhytomyr region authorities notified a Zhytomyr resident of suspicion for threatening Oleksandr Kryzhanivsky, a journalist with the Anti-Rating investigation program, and interfering with filming the buildings on Teteriv riverbank. The suspicion note was issued under Part 1 of Art. 345-1 (threat of violence made against a journalist due to performance by this journalist of his/her lawful professional activity) and Part 1 of Art. 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (willful preclusion of lawful professional activities of journalists).

In May, 2022, the Zhytomyr Regional Prosecutor's Office have filed an indictment against a Zhytomyr resident for threatening Oleksandr Kryzhanivskyy, a journalist with the Anti-Rating investigation program, and obstructing the filming of the buildings on the Teteriv River embankment.

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