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Policemen who used force against journalist Taisiya Kutuzova suspended from duties

12.10.2020, 14:45
Photo credit: Taisiya Kutuzova's Facebook page
Photo credit: Taisiya Kutuzova's Facebook page

Police in Kyiv region has launched a criminal investigation into the use of physical force against freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker Taisia ​​Kutuzova, as Channel 5 reported.

"An official investigation has been started. All those policemen who were filmed on video were suspended from their professional duties. Criminal proceedings have been instituted under Article 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine for interference with legitimate professional journalistic activity, ” as Vitaliy Grokholska, head of сommunications sector in the police of Kyiv region,  said.

As IMI reported, on October 6, n the village of Hatne (Kyiv region) on October 6, police attacked Taisiya Kutuzova, freelancer freelance journalist for KyivPost and documentary filmmaker. The police twisted her arms and damaged her microphone. During the attack, as Kutuzova said, she introduced herself as journalist.

As IMI reported, On June 1, in the village of Hatne (Kyiv region), the guards of the village council physicaly prevented a freelance journalist Taisia ​​Kutuzovafrom accessing the village council's premises, justifying it by lockdown.

August 14 in the village Gatnoe (Kyiv region) on August 14 the security guards of the village council did not let the journalist-frylanserku Taisiya Kutuzova to the village council.

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