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SBU and police in Kropyvnytsky search the apartment of local journalist

24.08.2022, 16:20
Photo: Radio Liberty
Photo: Radio Liberty

Nataliya Kryvoshey, a journalist from Kropyvnytsky and chief editor of media outlet Bez Kupyur, reported that law enforcement officers had searched her home. The media worker made an according post on her Facebook page on August 23.

According to Kryvoshey, the reason the SBU and the police searched her apartment was the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv decision adopted as part of criminal proceedings under part 2 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, initiated for unauthorized interference in the work of automated systems of mobile operators with the help of specialized equipment, which led to leaks of information, disruption of its processing, and violation of the established order of its routing, by a group of persons upon prior conspiracy.

"In short, they were looking for a bot farm in my house (Poroshenko's or some other, I don't know). They did not find any equipment for a bot farm, nothing suspicious on my gadgets and accounts, as evidenced in the protocol and on the operational video recording. Despite the seeming absurdity of the situation, I realize that during the war it is necessary to treat such things with a certain understanding. And in general, I am satisfied with the way the police investigator and SBU officers worked. Without arrogance or scorn, calmly and professionally," Natalia Kryvoshey wrote.

In her comment to the IMI representative in Kirovohrad oblast, the journalist said that she believes the search had to do with the work of local anonymous Telegram channels.

"I suspect that this may be related to the activities of local anonymous Telegram channels, which often publish compromising and untrue posts about local officials and deputies. According to my information, similar searches took place in the homes of at least five of our colleagues. And this is quite funny, because all of them were not afraid to put their own names under the texts in which they criticized the government. As soon as I have more information on this, I will be ready to give another comment on the situation," said Natalia Kryvoshey.

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