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 Russia opened a case against head of SBU Nalyvaichenko for "infliction of suffering to Russian journalists"

Central Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case against Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaichenko.

In Russia Nalyvaichenko is suspected of committing crimes under p. 2, 3, 5 of art. 128-1, p. 3 art. 33, p. 1 art. 356, p. 3 art. 33, p. 3 art. 144, p. 3 art. 33 p. "a" art. 126 of the Russian Criminal Code (defamation, organization of employing prohibited means and methods of warfare, obstructing the lawful professional activities of journalists, kidnapping), Censor.NET reports citing the official website of the agency.

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"According to investigators, Nalyvaichenko, acting in concert with the heads of law enforcement agencies in Ukraine, using the capabilities of the SBU, in the course of an armed conflict in the Donbas organized the kidnapping of Russian citizens who did not take part in the armed conflict - journalists of Life News channel Oleg Sidyakin and Marat Saychenko. The journalists had been illegally detained in Ukraine until May 25, 2014 and inflicted physical and mental suffering through systematic beatings and other acts of violence," the statement says.

In addition, according to the Investigative Committee, at a checkpoint of Donetsk - Dnipropetrovsk route near Pokrovske village, on Jun. 14, 2014 Nalyvaichenko allegedly organized the capture and kidnapping of journalists of Zvezda broadcasting company Evgeny Davydov and Nikita Konashenkov, who are also citizens of Russia and did not participate in the armed conflict.

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"Nalyvaichenko's subordinates illegally detained the journalists in Dnipropetrovsk SBU building for two days. They were systematically beaten and forced to make statements containing misleading assessment of the events taking place in Ukraine," the statement says.

 
 
 
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