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Police pressed suspicion to assaulter of Newsone journalist

21.12.2020, 16:51
Screenshot from NewsoNE
Screenshot from NewsoNE

Kyiv police have pressed suspicion to a man who attacked a NewsOne journalist in the Park of Glory during a live broadcast from a Holodomor memorial. This was reported on the website of the National Police.

A Kyiv resident, 31, who has not been previously convicted, is suspected of obstructing the TV channel's TV crew.

His residence was searched, the police found the clothes which the man wore at the time of the crime. 

The defendant was informed about the suspicion of committing a crime under Part 1 of Art. 171 (Obstruction of lawful professional activity of journalists) of the Criminal code of Ukraine. The sanction of the article pentails a fine of up to fifty non-taxable minimum incomes or arrest for up to six months, or restriction of liberty for up to three years. 

Investigators are preparing a motion to the court to choose a measure of restraint for the suspect.

As IMI reported, on November 28, in Kyiv, an unknown person attacked NewsOne journalist Violetta Tovkes in the Park of Glory during a live broadcast from a Holodomor memorial.

On this fact, the police initiated criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Art. 171 (“Obstruction of lawful professional activity of journalists”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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