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SBU opens case for possible stalking of Vitaliy Portnykov

12.08.2022, 14:24
Photo: Gordon
Photo: Gordon

The Lviv Regional Office of the SBU opened a case regarding the alleged stalking of journalist Vitaliy Portnykov, Detector Media reports, citing the SBU press office.

The criminal proceedings are registered under Part 1 of Art. 359 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (illegal acquisition, sale, or use of special technical devices for obtaining information).

At the moment, examinations have been scheduled to establish whether the object discovered in the journalist's apartment is really a special technical device and whether it can be used to covertly obtain information.

On August 10, it became known that Vitaliy Portnykov had found what is possibly a bugging device in his apartment. The journalist moved to Lviv in February, following the start of the full-scale invasion. In a comment to Detector Media, the journalist said that he did not associate the stalking to any specific publications and had no assumptions about who had brought this equipment to his home.

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