Kremlin's mouthpiece Kiselev to be sued for lies about Ukrainian "punisher"


The defense of the Russian-held Ukrainian Serhii Lytvynov will make a claim against Russian TV presenter Dmitry Kiselev for the abuse of honor and dignity.

Lytvynov's lawyer Viktor Parshutkin told Censor.NET.

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He recalled that Lytvynov has been in custody since Aug. 22, 2014, having been accused before July 8, 2015 of mass murders of civilians in the Donbas. According to the investigation, the Ukrainian committed these crimes as a fighter of Dnipro-1 battalion.

However, these allegations were defeated, and now Lytvynov is accused of robbery - an alleged seizure of two cars from a Russian citizen.

"The defense is preparing a claim for the compensation for non-pecuniary damage as well as claims for defamation," the lawyer noted.

According to him, the first suit will be against the state, while the second - against television "propagandists" widely broadcasting accusations against the imaginary "punisher."

"The sate will have to pay for the mistakes of investigators. The most offensive video against Lytvynov was presented by Dmitry Kiselev. The defamation claim will be made only against him and his TV company," Parshutkin said.

Read more about Lytvynov's case here (in Russian).
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n363356