The Prosecutor’s office of Cherkasy oblast opened a case against journalist

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At the request of the employee of Prosecutor’s office of Cherkasy region Alexander Kozhushko police have opened a criminal case against a local journalist Alexander Besprozvanny, who has written a number of materials on the property of local prosecutors, including Kozhushko. It is reported by the national Union of journalists (NUJU).

According to the report, Kozhushko accused Besprozvanny in the disclosure of personal information.

In area Prosecutor’s office confirmed that the criminal proceedings are opened under article 182 (Violation of privacy) of the criminal code at the request of the employee of Prosecutor’s office Kozhushko.

The journalist said that the investigation against him was found by accident, when, on 10 February, received a call to the investigator.

“As I explained, the reason for the investigation is the revelation of private information, including disclosure of the disability status of the Prosecutor. Also wrote about the state of Alexander Kozhushko: several luxury cars, a lot of apartments and even a collection of gold coins worth more than 200 thousand dollars,” said Besprozvanny.

According to him, all the data for publishing are taken from public sources.

The journalist said that does not agree with the charges and intends to appeal.

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