Police have completed checks into a statement made by Ukrainska Pravda journalist Mustafa Nayem and submitted a case to the prosecutor's office of the Dniprovsky district of Kyiv, the press service of the Ukrainian president has reported.
The Dniprovsky district department of the Ukrainian Interior
Ministry’s main office in Kyiv announced this in answer to a request
submitted by the interagency committee for quick response to conflicts
involving the media.
The interagency committee sent the request to the Ukrainian Interior
Ministry and the Prosecutor General’s Office in order to check all of
the circumstances of this incident as soon as the media became aware of
an incident with a Ukrainska Pravda journalist.
“We are keeping this case under control and are ready to provide
assistance to the media in ensuring the smooth fulfillment of their
professional duties,” the spokesperson for the Ukrainian president and
head of the interagency working group analyzing the observance of
legislation on freedom of speech and the protection of journalists’
rights, Daria Chepak, said.
Earlier, Ukrainska Pravda reported that the security guards of a
delegate to the Regions Party congress had beaten up journalist Nayem.
The journalist said that the incident had occurred on his way to the
exhibition center, which hosted the congress of the Regions Party, after
an escort car of one of the delegates cut in front of his motorcycle.