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Searches at Kseniya Babych: Journalist reveals details
20:34, 21 October 2016
Searches at Kseniya Babych: Journalist reveals details

Ksenyia Babych collaborates with 112 Ukraine TV Channel from 2015

20:34, 21 October 2016

112 Agency

The journalist, a freelance correspondent of 112 Ukraine Kseniya Babych told the TV channel the details of search and interrogation of the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation.

"First, the district police officer asked to open the door just by saying: "Open up, police". Later they began to read out the decision of the Basmanny Court about the search in my apartment. Investigators went to the apartment, and immediately began looking through my personal belongings. They searched the entire apartment!.. Of course, they haven’t found anything. They took all my laptops, two, and my phone. The interrogation concerned mainly my work. I worked a lot as a journalist, including some of the time on the Ukrainian TV channel. But it was not very important. Mainly they asked about my acquaintance with Artem Skoropadsky and from where I could know him. We studied together in the same university. Therefore, most likely, they were just interested in the facts of my relations with Skoropadsky", said Babych.

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As we reported earlier today, Moscow law enforcers conducted searches in the flat of the press-secretary of Justice Initiative Kseniya Babych.

The interrogation ended. Kseniya left Investigation Commission after five hours in the building. Kseniya is staying in her status of the witness in the case of the Right Sector.

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Kseniya Babych is a 30-year-old Crimean, citizen of Russian Federation. She moved to Moscow after graduating school and graduated the MSU Faculty of Journalism. She worked in Moscow media, particularly in Snob, covering mainly culture. Everything changed in winter 2014. She lost her job because of her support for Maidan and Ukraine. She has been cooperating with 112 Ukraine TV channel 2015, covering the events related to Ukraine and the Ukrainians. She also covered the anti-war protests in Moscow and rallies against Russian aggression. Kseniya Babych now holds the position of PR-manager in the Russian Justice Initiative Fund, dealing with human rights violations in Russian Caucasus.

Related: Searches at Kseniya Babych: 112 Ukraine TV channel statement

As it was reported earlier, previously on September 30, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case against a number of Right Sector leaders and activists, namely, against, Dmytro Yarosh and Andriy Tarasenko, and its directors Andriy Stempitsky, Valeriya Voronova and others. They are accused of extremism.

Related: Searches at Kseniya Babych: it is dangerous for Ukrainian journalists to stay in Moscow, - Feygin

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