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 PGO fails to transfer case against Deputy Head of Rivne regional SBU Nazaruk to NABU for two months in violation of law

Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has been failing to transfer the case against Deputy Head of the Rivne region SBU Oleh Nazaruk, who has been covering the amber mafia in the region, to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau for two months.

This was announced by Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov on his Facebook page.

"Today, the PGO is again considering the issue of transfer of the case on amber mafia to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau. On Feb. 23, I wrote about this scandalous case of the deputy head of the Rivne region SBU Oleh Nazaruk, who had lead the amber mafia. The Prosecutor General's Office has not transferred Nazaruk's case to NABU for two months already, in violation of the law," Butusov noted.

Read more: PGO covers 'amber mafia' and formally refuses to refer case filed against Rivne region SBU Deputy Head Nazaruk to NABU

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"This photo was taken in the Rivne region on March 4. They continue to damage the nature. Poor people fight to get this illegal job. The authorities cover for them and have not created rules for legal amber extraction. Various bandit organized criminal groups act as employers. Life goes on. No one is interested in discussion of Nazaruk's case.

Read more: Up to 300 tons of amber illegally mined in Ukraine each year, with shadow market reaching $300 million, - Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources

"At the same time, a house of Olevsk [a city in the Zhytomyr region - ed.] journalist Oleksandr Nikolaichuk, who reports regularly about the amber mafia, was burned down on March 7 - below are two images of it. But who's interested? No one. This unpopular business of fighting the amber mafia will not bring reputation," Butusov wrote.

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He appealed to the presidential Council on journalists' right protection with a request to help transfer Nazaruk's case to the NABU.

"And then, come together with deputy prosecutor general Zalisko here, where illegal pumps operate," Butusov added.

See more: Hundreds of people continue illegal amber extraction in Rivne region. VIDEO

"After a series of recent resonant events, my public and journalistic activities attracted attention again," Nikolaichuk wrote on Facebook. He said that despite reluctance of all services and organizations, he would continue fighting the 'bandit system.'

"No one will ever scare me," the journalist noted.
 
 
 
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