Photo credit: Olena Leptuga
The police has not yet recognized as aggrieved person Vadym Makaryuk, cameraman for Triolan TV channel who had been gravely injured while filming the conflict on June 7 at the Barabashovo shopping center in Kharkiv.
On June 10,the Deputy head of the regional police department Serhiy Chyzh told it at the briefing, as Olena Leptukha, the correspondent for IMI in the Kharkiv region.
As Serhiy Chyzh explained, since Vadym Makaryuk did not testify within the case, he has not been recognized as a aggrieved person yet.
"The victim Makaryuk has not yet been interviewed because he stays in serious condition. We expect, as soon as doctors allow us to do it, "- said the deputy head of the National police.
He also told the police found his camera that had been taken by assaulters. "The Vadym Makaryuk’s video camera, that had been taken by assaulters was found and seized by the police. There were no memory card inside. The record has been filed to us by the representatives of the group "AVEC" ", Serhiy Chyzh added.
At the same time, the police did not inform whether they suspected someone precisely or not, referring to the secret of the investigation.
IMI informed to
day, Vadym Makaryuk was beaten on his head, as he was taking video pictures of the confrontation between some businessmen and administration of the Barabashovo marketplace in Kharkiv on June 7. He got cerebral hemorrhage resulting of this assault, he is in a grave condition at the hospital.
The police instituted the criminal proceedings based on the part 2 of Art. 345-1 ("Threat or violence against the journalist"), part 1 of Art. 171 ("Obstruction to lawful professional activities of the journalist") and part 2 of Art. 187 ("Robbery") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The maximum penalty for these offenses is up to 10 years of imprisonment.