28.10.14 10:35

Seven People Detained In Case of Assault on Journalists

Seven arrests have been made in the case of the attack on journalists Serhii Leshchenko, Mustafa Nayem, and Svitlana Zalishchuk.


This is stated by Adviser to Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

According to him, the detainees are giving statements as to "who put them up to coming to Oles Dovhyi's election constituency from other cities (three of the detainees are from Dolynka city of the Kirovograd region and four came all the way from Mykolaiv) and throw stones at a minivan with the journalists."

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Criminal proceedings under article 296 part 2 (hooliganism committed by a group of persons) have been initiated in regard to the incident.

The perpetrators are being checked as to their involvement in other crimes.

"In order to effectively conduct the investigation and obtain information about the people who hired this group of scoundrels, the investigator will appeal to the court to place the detainees under arrest for two months. We'll see what the judge decides. If he releases them under personal recognizance or on bail then I'd like to see what this judge would do if his son or daughter was attacked by seven burly goons throwing rocks at the car," Herashchenko said and promised to inform of the court's decision.

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