Law enforcement bodies of the Crimea searched apartments for seven journalists of the edition «Crimea.Realities», a project of the Ukrainian branch of «Radio Liberty» suspected of «incitement to violation of territorial integrity of the Russian Federation».
It is reported on Tuesday, April 19, the news Agency «Kryminform» with reference to anonymous source in law enforcement bodies.
The press service of the Prosecutor of the Crimea confirmed that the suspects, who live in Simferopol and Yalta, seize the computer equipment. In one of them the FSB opened a criminal investigation on signs of part 2 of article 280.1 of the criminal code, clarifies the issue Regnum.
The Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya claims that the journalist published an article about the siege of Crimea, Ukrainian activists calling for the violation of the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation. Publication, after which the journalist was under suspicion on the blockade of Crimea Ukrainian activists, the FSB regarded as a justification of terrorism and extremism.
«In fact, they justify the actions of extremists and terrorists. We will not allow to commit crimes against citizens of the Russian Federation and Russia in General. The status of journalists obliged to comply with the legislation, the investigation of the criminal case against the journalist taken by prosecutors under control» – quotes the edition «Free press» comments Poklonskaya.
Media reported that the project «Crimea.Realities» started immediately after the referendum on self-determination of Crimea in March 2014. The editorial office is located in Kiev, and the writer work in the Crimea, not advertising its activities without accreditation from the foreign Ministry for representatives of foreign media.
A similar case was brought against the head of the Mejlis, MP of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Refat Chubarov and the former Vice-Premier of the Crimean government, the organizer of energoblok Peninsula Lenur Islyamov, reminds the newspaper «Izvestia». They have also been accused of calling for the violation of the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation. Chubarov declared in international and islyamov – the Federal investigation.