Police identified several persons who beat cameraman Vadym Makaryuk
The police identified several persons who on June 7th attacked the cameraman for Kharkiv news program "Vesti" Vadym Makaryuk., as Interfax-Ukraine reported. "Several attackers have been identified. The investigators gathers a body of evidence to press charges against them”, as they said in the communications department of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Kharkiv region on Wednesday. The police official also noted that due to condition of Vadym Makaryuk, the investigators could not communicate with him, thus he has not been yet qualified as injured person. "MAkaryuk’s common law wife is qualified officially as an aggrieved person in this. The investigation is unable for now to interview Makaryuk himself, nor to qualify him an aggrieved person: doctors do not allow to communicate with him, " the police officials said. Earlier, IMI informed, on June 12th someone Kozlyuk, 26, unemployed person, resident of Kharkiv, was suspected being perpetrator of the attack against the cameraman, he was placed under a home arrest for one month and 28 days. In the framework of this investigation, the police interrogated more than 100 persons, held several examinations. IMI informed as well, Vadym Makaryuk was injured as he tried to take video of a row at the Barabashovo shopping center on June 7th. Some unknown persons impeded him to film, they damaged his camera and caused grave injuries. Vadym Makaryuk was diagnosticated with with the cerebral vascular hemorrhage. He is in a serious condition at the hospital. 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. 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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