Сrimea blogger Gayvoronsky detained once more
The Crimen blogger and journalist Yevgeniy Gayvoronsky has been detained by Russian law enforcers and sent to the Massandra police department on December 20, as Krym.Realii (RFE/RL) reported.
This information was also confirmed by Hayvoronsky's friend Ludovika Papadopoulou. The grounds for that measure is unknown. According to some unofficial report, they took Hayvoronsky to withdraw his Russian passport. The lawyer is expected to visit the blogger.
The local law enforcement officers rejected to comment on.
Earlier, Russia-controlled Yalta City Court fined Yalta blogger and journalist Yevhen Gayvoronsky 30 thousand rubles for a Facebook post with "negative evaluation" of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As IMI reported, on October 22, the justice’s court in Yalta arrested the Yalta activist, blogger and journalist Yevheniy Gayvoronskyy for 15 days.
Gayvoronsky was accused of evading drug treatment under Article 6.9.1. of the Russian Code of Administrative Offenses ("Failure to undergo diagnostics, preventive measures, treatment for drug addiction and (or) medical and / or social rehabilitation in connection with drug use").
On March 26, 2019, the Russian justice’s court in Yalta arrested journalist Yevhen Gayvoronsky for 12 days for committing an administrative offense (Article 6.9 (1) of the Administrative Code (use of narcotic drugs without prescription)). The court also ordered Gayvoronsky to undergo drug treatment.
Gayvoronsky called the charges of drug abuse as non-sense.
On April 7, Yevhen Gayvoronsky was released from a detention facility in Simferopol.
On March 6, in Yalta, Russian security officers searched place of residence of the journalist and blogger with the Sevastopol-based newspaper "Primetchania", Yevheniy Gayvoronsky.
On March 23, the Sevastopol news site "Primechania" claimed that they stopped working with Yalta journalist Yevheniy Gayvoronsky after his "pro-Ukrainian statements" and comments that "did not reflect the editorial position."