The United States is concerned by the news about the beating and robbery of journalists of the project “Stop corruption”, which was filming a story about illegal mining of sand.
Ukrainian journalists and Ukrainian public deserve a thorough and prompt investigation, wrote on his page in Facebook the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
We are concerned by the news about the attack on the journalists on January 24 in Kiev. Investigative journalism plays an important role in democratic countries in the fight against corruption,
– stated in the message.
What happened to the crew of the “Stop corruption”?On 24 January, unknown assailants attacked journalists, film crew and activists who were preparing material for a story on illegal mining of sand on Vidubichi. One journalist missing tooth, and the operator – traumatic brain injury. The attackers broke Windows and chopped down with an axe the car in which the activists brought journalists. One of the beaten took the bag with documents and money and then fled in several cars with foreign registration.
On 25 January it became known about the detention of nine suspects. police For assault, the attackers can get up to 10 years imprisonment.