Yalta journalist Hayvoronsky detained
In Crimea, the freelance journalist Yevheniy Hayvoronsky has been detained, as it is was reported. Several Crimean activists diffused this information,as to “Crimea. Reality”. The edition could not obtain any official confirmation at this moment. As the “Crimea. Reality” could get to know, Hayvoronsky was detained due to drug-related allegations. But no precise information is available. A friend of him told “He called me a couple of hours ago. He said it very brief: “I have one call. I am detained. They charge me with drugs”. Naturally, I asked” What drugs?” “He said ”Anabioyds.At 3.00 p.m. I have court hearing. That’is all. In local court in Yalta”, she said. IMI reported yesterday, the Sebastopol-based news portal Primechaniya (Annotations) has ceased to work with its Yalta journalist Yevheniy Hayvoronsky after he made several “pro-Ukrainian statements” and comments which are not corresponding to the position the editorial office has, as to “Crimea. Reality facts”. On March 6, his apartment was searched by law enforcement bodies. In the evening of March 6th, in Yalta (annexed by Russia Crimea) a group of persons burst the apartment of a journalist Yevheniy Hayvoronsky and searched it, as to Russian Novaya Gazeta. Hayvoronsky works for Sebastopol portal “Primechaniya” (Annotations). The editor in chief of Primechaniya Viktor Yavdukha told the journalist is suspected to commit a crime stipulated by anti-extremist law. “They seized all equipment and Ukrainian passport of Hayvoronsky. In his Russian passport they tore page with his personal data. As I am aware of, he was going to take a flight to Moscow to speak to his source of information who was ready to reveal some facts on activity of the former mayor of Yalta Andriy Rostenko. Now his passport is not valid, so he cannot take his flight to Moscow”, Yadukha told.
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