Police opens a case over preclusion of Nikolov's work
The case has been opened based on the fact of pressuring the journalist to prevent him from performing his professional duties and persecuting the latter due to his reporting (Part 2 of Article 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
According to the investigation, a group of people arrived on January 15 at the apartment building in the Darnytsky district where the special correspondent lives. They committed illegal actions in the hall next to the journalist's apartment. Currently, the police are taking action to identify the persons involved.
The pre-trial investigation is being carried out by the Darnytsia Police Department of the Kyiv City National Police under the procedural guidance of the Darnytsia District Prosecutor's Office in Kyiv city.
As the IMI reported, on January 15, investigative journalist Yuriy Nikolov reported an attempt at intimidation: unknown men tried to break into his apartment on January 14, scaring his mother and neighbors, and left paper notes saying "draft dodger" and "traitor" on his door. After the incident, the Telegram channel "Kartochny Ofis" posted about it, claiming that it was military servicemen trying to deliver a draft notice to the journalist. A provocative post about Yuri Nikolov was shared by the Telegram channels "Vertykal" and "Joker" at about the same time. On January 15, the Telegram channel 'Joker' posted the video of Nikolov's comment on President Volodymyr Zelensky and implied that the attack on the journalist's apartment was retaliation for his remark about the head of state.
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