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Ukraine’s local authority is accused of preventing the professional journalistic activity

Posted by the Editor on September 11, 2006


News / 11 September 2006 | 16:03

Ukraine's local authority is accused of preventing the professional journalistic activity

Ukraine’s local authority is accused of preventing the professional journalistic activity

Dnipropetrovs’k Prosecutor’s Office has brought an action against the Chairman of Apostol District Council in accordance with the article 171, chapter 1 of the Penal Code of Ukraine – preventing the legal professional journalist activity, the press service informs.

It has been founded in the course of the investigation that Apostol District Council Chairman urged Apostolivsky Novyny’s editor to submit all print content to his own censure and approval since April till August of the current year. The authority threatened to liquidate or reorganise the newspaper.

According to corpus delicti, the local authority will be sentenced to the six-month arrest or a three-year custodial restraint.

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