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Security Service of Ukraine detained two journalists of program "Skhemy" in Kyiv, who investigated expensive SBU cars

02.10.2015, 15:29

On October 2 in Kyiv, officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained journalist Mykhailo Tkach and cameraman Kyrylo Lazarevych of the program of anti-corruption investigations "Skhemy” (Schemes: Corruption In Details), broadcast by "Radio Liberty and «UA:First». Natalia Sidletska, their colleague, informed about this in her Facebook post. According to her, the officers used force and broke their camera. The journalists had their journalists ID on them but it did not help. According to Tkach, they were taking some footage for their materials on super-expensive cars that SBU officers and officials use. Later, the journalists were released and their camera and records were returned to them. They intend to file a complaint to the police on obstruction to their lawful journalist activities.

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