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Searches in Moscow flat of Ukrainian journalist Kseniya Babych
11:51, 21 October 2016
Searches in Moscow flat of Ukrainian journalist Kseniya Babych

Moscow law enforcers searched the apartment of journalist Ksenia Babych in the case of Artem Skoropadsky, the press Secretary of the "Right sector"

11:51, 21 October 2016

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Moscow law enforcers conducted searches in the flat of the press-secretary of Justice Initiative Kseniya Babych. Journalist Iliya Shepelin announced that on his Facebook page. According to him, Babich called him and told about the search.

The search in the case of the Right Sector’s press-secretary Artem Skoropadsky is over at the moment. It started before the dawn. The organization is banned in Russia.

Babych used to study with Skoropadsky at the MSU Faculty of Journalism.

"Mr. Skoropadsky studied at the MSU Faculty of Journalism, and now he is not likely to came back to Russia. But the investigative committee shall arrange another process with the accused, whom they do not have (yes, the cases like this are not rare in Russia any more, when there’s no one in the dock, but someone is being judged a greater statement), but they still need the materials against this person. Now they came after Ksyusha, studying with Skoropadsky at the MSU Faculty of Journalism," Shepelin wrote.

According to him, computer, telephone and other gear was seized in her apartment.

“Obviously, these belongings hardly ever to be returned as they shall be tagged as “extremely valuable evidences”, - he says.

Babych is now to be interviewed at the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation. There has been no contact with her for now. According to him the journalist even managed to state the very fact of the search at her apartment and post it at Facebook; however, one of the law enforcers took her cell phone from her and deleted the post.

Kseniya Babych is the string correspondent for 112 Ukraine TV channel. The channel has been putting all efforts to protect her in Russia.

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.

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