SBU goes on probing case of photoreporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Photo credits:Serhiy Nuzhnenko, Hromadske.ua The investigative officers of the Security service of Ukraine (SBU) are going on probing into the case of “eventual designed obstruction” to professional activity of the photoreporter for the radio free Europe/Radio Liberty Serhiy Nuznneko, as to the Radio Free Europe citing the reply from the press service of the SBU. IMI reported on March 3, 2018 in Kyiv, near the building of the Parliament, police officer used gas spray against the correspondent of Radio Liberty, Serhiy Nuzhnenko. According to the journalist, at that moment he was conducting video recording of the morning events near the building of the parliament. At that, he had journalist ID which he held in front of him. The camera was directed to the tents of activists. There were two other journalists – from Hromadske, Bohdan Kutepov, and from Insider, Vlad Krasynskyi – who were covering the events near the tent encampment next to the Parliament, and who also complained about the actions of the police. On March 3, the Prosecutor’s office of Kyiv city instituted a criminal proceeding based on the fact of eventual intentional obstruction by the police to professional activities of the journalist of Radio Liberty near the Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv. Nuzhnenko was diagnosed with a chemical burn.
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