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Prosecutor General's Office set up working group to oversee "journalistic cases"

17.03.2020, 14:12
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The Prosecutor General's Office has set up a working group to oversee progress of criminal proceedings over delicts committed against journalists.

The relevant order has been signed by acting Prosecutor General Viktor Chumak, as it is reported on the GPO's website.

The working grup is to focus its activity on ensuring that information on combating criminal offenses committed against journalists is properly processed and compiled. In particular, it concerns progress and results of the pre-trial investigation and the trial as well in the proceedings of the specified category, the procedural direction and support of the public prosecution.

The Working Group will analyze compliance with the law in coordination with the structural units GPO and regional (regional) prosecutors' offices, as the report said.

In addition, the Working Group is supposed to initiate some coordinative efforts aiming to enhance the efficacy of pre-trial investigations in these cases.

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