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 Censor.NET's Butusov wins defamation suit filed by Yurii 'Yenakievskiy' Ivaniushchenko. DOCUMENT (in Ukrainian)

Chief Editor of Censor.NET Yurii Butusov has won a case on "protection of honor, dignity, and business reputation" against him by Yanukovych's crony Yurii Ivaniushchenko, a.k.a. 'Yura Yenakievskiy.'

He announced this on his Facebook page.

"I have won the suit by "Yura Yenakievskiy." Yesterday, the Darnytskyi district court dismissed the claim by Yurii Ivaniushchenko on protection of honor, dignity, and business reputation. The ruling was made by judge L.Leontiuk," Butusov wrote.

Read more: Yura Yenakiyevskiy sued Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov

He also noted that law enforcers had served no notes of suspicion to Ivaniushchenko in regard to his alleged involvement in Maidan killings. Butusov believes that Ukrainian courts struggle for banning investigators from any possible activities or investigations against Ivaniushchenko. Within this struggle, the 'bandit's' employees who stayed in Ukraine (some fled the country) "have organized a campaign on white washing of his reputation," Butusov wrote.

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The chief editor said Judge Leontiuk heard both parties to the trial and asked numerous questions. At that, Ivaniushchenko's lawyers were not able to explain the damage made to their client by Butusov, he wrote.

He also stressed that Ivaniushchenko's lawyers did not know where their client was or when he left Ukraine.

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This suit was one of the two filed by Ivaniushchenko against Butusov. Under the other one, the editor was banned form leaving Ukraine. The trial will take place in a few weeks, Butusov wrote.

He stressed that he based his judgments about Ivaniushchenko on numerous media reports and statements of many officials.

"However, the lawyers wanted to show as if I was the only one to blame him. Of course, Ivaniushchenko's "devil's advocates" should be named - they are Yevhen Hlazkov and Yurii Kolesnikov.

... Thanks God, justice and fairness are still alive in our courts. Not every judge converts the rulings into three-liter jars with bucks. There are judges who simply do their job," Censor.NET's chief editor summed up.
 
 
 
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