17 Feb 2017 Lvl. 1
Alert created on: 16 Nov 2016 Ukraine
Journalists Beaten by Security Guards and Local Police in Kharkiv
On 12 November 2016, in Kharkiv, two journalists from Stop Corruption news website and a journalist from apravda.com 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.
17 Feb 2017
Reply from the Government of Ukraine