Journalists Beaten by Security Guards and Local Police in Kharkiv

Update: 17 Feb 2017 State replied
Year 16 Nov 2016 Country Ukraine Category A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Source of threat Unknown Partner EFJ/IFJ , Index Alert level Level 1
16 Nov 2016 Ukraine A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Unknown EFJ/IFJ , Index Level 1

On 12 November 2016, in Kharkiv, two journalists from Stop Corruption news website and a journalist from news website were threatened and beaten by four security guards and three policemen, in “French Boulevard” shopping mall. The journalists were investigating the ceiling collapse of the shopping center. Journalist Sergei Medyanik said he was threatened with guns, enchained and beaten in the basement of the mall. He said perpetrators attempted to rape his colleague, stole their money and broke their smartphones. The incidents were reported to the local authorities.

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17 Feb 2017 : Reply from the Government of Ukraine
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