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Police opens a case over violent threats to Oleh Baturyn

15.01.2024, 14:26

The police have opened a case over violent threats to the journalist from Kakhovka, Oleh Baturyn. He wrote about this on Facebook and shared the details with the IMI representative in the Kherson oblast .

"On January 12, 2024, a case was registered on the grounds of Part 1 of Art. 345-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – death threats or violent threats to a journalist," he wrote.

The Institute of Mass Information previously reported that Oleh Baturyn filed a complaint with the police over the threats he received after an article reporting that a current deputy of the Kherson Oblast Council from the European Solidarity party, Valeriy Saltykov, registered his business with the Russians.

However, the journalist specified to the IMI representative, the Kherson police filed the information in the EDPR based on the reporting about the threats in mass media.

"I contacted the police with a statement about the threats, but the police opened the case after monitoring the Kherson media. Based on the materials they found during the monitoring, a case was initiated," Baturyn told the regional IMI representative.

He also added that he continuted to receive threats even after contacting the police.

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