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"Road Control" journalist beaten in elevator

24.12.2013, 18:18

In the evening of December 16 in Kyiv, the "Road Control" journalist Svitlana Malitska was attacked by two unidentified men, the Road Control website informs.

As the media outlet describes it, two unknown men were waiting for Svitlana near her apartment building, and entered the elevator together with her. Right after this, one of the attackers (around 30 years old) started to strangle the journalist. His accomplice (who looked like a 50-year-old) was watching this.

During the attack, the criminal said: "You road b*tch, we have enough off-roads for you". After this, the attacker started to punch Svitlana. The men were spooked by local residents. After the journalist recovered from shock, she called police. Svitlana testified right on the spot, and after this ambulance took her to hospital. The investigation team visited her there later.

At the video published on the Road Control website, Svitlana told the police she was walking the dog and noticed two men watching her. Later these men attacked her inside the building. “I was grabbed by my throat. I was beaten, and they tried to strangle me”, Malytska told the police.

According to her, nothing was taken from her.

“I think this is a direct threat related to my professional activities”, Malytska said.

As the media outlet describes it, Svitlana Malytska is a professional press photographer, for many years she has been working in well-known Ukrainian media outlets. Road Control met Svitlana in December of 2009, at a road police vehicle compound at Zaliznychne Shose Street. Her car was placed there, against the law, by road police officers Servetnyk and Babin. Road Control helped Svitlana in this situation and prepared all documents for the court, and, as a result, they were able to close down the compound. In several years, based on this story, Road Control prepared dozens of law-related publications, also there were many high-profile TV stories concerning falsifications by road police officers.

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