Police filed charges to suspect of beating of cameraman Vadym Makaryuk
The Kharkiv investigators have identified the person and pressed charges of beating the cameraman for news service in Kharkiv Vadym Makaryuk. Today, on June 12, the Kiev district court will decide what measure of restraint to apply to the suspected person, as the main directorate of the national police in Kharkiv region reported on its website. The person involved in the assault is a resident of Kharkiv, 26. He has been charged with hooliganism (Part 3 of Art. 171, part 4 st.296, part 1 st.345-1 of the Criminal Code). "It was established that on June 7, 2019, in the territory of the Barabashova commercial center, the said person committed intentional offenses aimed against the lawful professional activities of the journalist and public order," the police said. The investigators inspected the scene of the crime and seized the physical evidences. They analyzed footage from the security cameras, interviewed more than 100 witnesses, scheduled to hold a number of expert assessments. IMI informed that Vadym Makaryukwas injured as he was taking video pictures of the row involving the entrepreneurs and the marketplace administration on June 7th at the Barabashovo commercial center in Kharkiv. The assaulters beat Makaryuk, ran after him and kicked him on his head. Vadym Makaryuk was sent to the emergency hospital, where he was diagnosticated with the cerebral vascular hemorrhage. The investigators instituted the criminal proceedings under Part 2 of Art. 345-1 ("Threat or violence against the journalist"), Part 1 of Art. 171 ("Obstruction to professional activities of the journalist") and Part 2 of Art. 187 ("Robbery") of the Criminal Code. The maximum penalty for the articles is up to 10 years' of imprisonment. On June 10, the deputy head of the Regional police department Serhiy Chyzh said that the police still did not recognize Vadym Makaryuk as aggrieved person, as he in unable to testify.
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