The Committee to protect journalists urged the security service to stop the «attack on journalists»

Based in new York, the Committee to protect journalists accused the security Service of Ukraine in the «attack on journalists» because of the expulsion of Spanish journalists Antonio Pampliega and Manuel ángel Sastre. A statement published on the organization’s website.

«We urge the security Service of Ukraine to stop the offensive against journalists who challenged the government-approved line on sensitive issues, including the conflict in the East», – said the coordinator of the Committee to protect journalists in Europe and Central Asia Nina Ognianova.

She added that Ukraine should cancel the prohibition of entry Pampliega and Sastre and allow all journalists to carry out their work «freely and without fear of harassment».

25 August 2017 Pampliega and Sastre were deported from Ukraine to the Netherlands after 20 hours of waiting at the airport in Kiev. According to Pampliega, it has provided the Ukrainian border guards the necessary papers, but in the entrance he refused.

Press Association of Madrid urged the Spanish authorities to demand from Ukraine of the explanations of the expulsion of journalists. Actions of the Ukrainian authorities journalists called «an attempt of an authoritarian regime to censor».

On 29 August the security Service of Ukraine stated that the journalists wrote untrue material in particular that the Ukrainian army reportedly shelled the civilian Ukrainian towns.

The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine began in April 2014. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.




The Committee to protect journalists urged the security service to stop the «attack on journalists» 30.08.2017

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