Odessa police instituted criminal proceedings due to surveillance of journalist
The police in Odessa instituted criminal proceedings on the fact of surveillance over Kateryna Madens, investigative journalist (article 182, par. 1 “Breach to personal privacy”, as to Detektor media. Lubov Gordievska, press officer of the police in Odessa region said the proceedings were instituted the day before the journalist lodged the complaint. The police monitored the mass media and started the inquiry, and the journalist lodged a complaint relating the same facts as on her Facebook page and what was reported in mass media. IMI reported earlier, the journalist Kateryna Madens claimed that since a month she had been surveilled by some unknown persons. She told it at her Facebook page on February 5th. Every morning and evening, near the entry to the building she lives some men are waiting for her and surveilling her. Speaking to the IMI correspondent in Odessa Madens told she related this pursuit to her professional activity, as last years she has been investigating some corruption schemas inside Odessa municipal council.
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