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Politics 2019-08-28T04:02:37+03:00
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The National Police came up with a way to deal with the unwanted media, - the "Korrespondent" site

The National Police came up with a way to deal with the unwanted media, - the "Korrespondent" site

The National police invented a way to block the media through court decisions. This was reported by the ‘Korrespondent” website.

According to the site, on July 23, 2019, the scandalous judge of the Pechersk district court of Kiev Serhii Vovk issued a decision that ordered Ukrainian Internet providers and mobile operators to block 18 web sources, including Korrespondent.net. The resources were chosen based on material evidence in a criminal case. In order to preserve this evidence, they decided to arrest them.

"Through the court decisions, they are trying to block the investigation by public activists on the deputy chief of the Main Investigation Department of the National Police Yevgeny Shevtsov and his wife, entrepreneur Alena Degrik. Shevtsov applied for a position in the State Bureau of Investigation and wanted to become the head of the First Directorate of the Pre-trial Investigation Organization of the State Security Bureau, but he did not win. Korrespondent.net blog section was blocked, but as a result, access to all content of the resource, including news, was also blocked", the newspaper writes.

As the "Korrespondent" site notes, the criminal proceedings have the status of a pre-trial investigation, that is, "no one has yet been proven guilty, no convictions have been passed, but access to information resources has already been blocked."

According to the publication, it is a new way to fight the unwanted media in the country: "fabricate any legal case, and get the decision from any of the available courts by any means."

The "Korrespondent" site calls the court decision "lawlessness" and urges local providers not to block access to the site.

To recap, Yevgeny Shevtsov and Alena Degrik became involved in a number of journalistic investigations. The program "Our money with Denis Bigus", for example, reported that the Shevtsov spouses appeared in criminal proceedings on suspicion of illegal money laundering and withdrawing funds in Russia. The Mind journalists found out that Alena Degrik and her payment system Leo are one of the stakeholders of the Tyme payment system. The activity of this system was stopped by the National Bank at the insistence of the SSU. The service provided documentary evidence that Tyme transferred funds using Russian payment systems banned in Ukraine. "1+1" journalists Oleksandr Dubinsky and his colleague Yevgeny Plinsky also conducted an investigation of the Alena Degrik’s business and found that she might be involved in the work of a payment system operating in the occupied territories of Donbass.

Also the ACAB journalistic investigation project wrote about Yevgeny Shevtsov. Photos of his car, house and flat,which supposedly belong to the policeman and his wife,were published in the Facebook group of the project.


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