The SBU searched the home of the journalist Vladimir Skachko

The SBU searched the home of the journalist Vladimir Skachko

On March 5th the Security Service of Ukraine carried out searches in the house of the Ukrainian journalist Vladimir Skachko, who is known for his oppositional and critical statements in relation to the current authorities.

According to human rights activists, people specializing in cases on state treason are working as a part of the investigation team of the SBU that carried out the search. Also, lawyers note that this case is connected to the professional activity of the journalist. The lawyer of the "Uspishna Varta" human rights platform came out to the scene of the search.

According to Vladimir Skachko, he has a lawyer who works with him in the premises.

The press center of the SBU reported that the search at Skachko’s home was carried out on the grounds of signs of a crime stipulated by Part 2 of Article 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

"Within the framework of a pre-judicial investigation in criminal proceedings concerning persons linked with the anti-Ukrainian activity of Russian state media structures in Ukraine, a search is taking place in the personal house of a person involved, one of the chief authors who prepared information materials at the request of the Russian propaganda media," it is noted in the SBU’s statement.

This concerns the authored articles of Vladimir Skachko for the “Antifascist” website in which he states a position that is different to the official line concerning events in Ukraine.

A further decision will be made based on the results of investigative actions.

As a reminder, earlier the journalists Vasily Muravitsky, Pavel Volkov, and Dmitry Vasilets were brought to responsibility on charges under political articles - in particular, infringement of territorial integrity - because of their journalistic activities. Their cases are being continuously monitored by the "Uspishna Varta" human rights platform.

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