In Ukraine, chief editor of Internet-edition “Strenia” Igor Guzhva was arrested on suspicion of extortion. This was reported in Facebook , the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko.
“Dobralsya finally to the truth. According to the materials of the SFS (the State fiscal service) and the Prosecutor’s office of Kiev detained Igor Guzhva, who demanded and received 10 thousand dollars for the deployment of compromising materials on the current policy,” wrote Lutsenko.
According to the public Prosecutor, the Committee has a video and photos proving the fact of the offense.
As they say in the message on the website “Strenia”Igor Guzhva was detained in the office of publications and delivered to the Main Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kiev.
“Of the Igor Guzhva was detained on false charges. Taken to
the unknown direction. According to our information, the planned search of his
home,” wrote Deputy chief editor of the edition Svetlana Kryukova in your Facebook.
According to the lawyers, Guzhva want to hold under article 208
Criminal procedure code (“Detention authorized officer”). His plan to interrogate a suspect and
send in the detention center, said in a statement on
the newspaper’s website.
Itself Guzhva said earlier that the criminal case against him was fabricated. According to the editor, the case was instituted after critical publications about the people’s Deputy from the faction of the Radical party Dmitry Linko. “A couple of months ago we had people from molting. Offered 20 thousand dollars, so we made one material. We refused. Since then we’re trying to sew a criminal case,” – said the journalist.
In the editorial office in the evening 22 of June until half two in the morning of June 23, the search. It was conducted by the staff of the security Service of Ukraine.
Lawyer Igor Guzhva, the former Minister of justice Elena Lukash said that everything that happened in the room edition “Strenia” reminded “is a farce and punishment”. According to her, there are no legal grounds for a search was not, but the actions themselves, which was issued for the search warrant was “clearly illegal and politically motivated.”