Fiscal Service carries out pretrial inquiry within a criminal case against 112 Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The search with seizure of computer equipment might be conducted in office premises of 112 Ukraine TV channel
11:09, 23 October 2015

112 Agency

State Fiscal Service of Ukraine conducts prejudicial investigation as part of a criminal case against 112 Ukraine TV channel.

At Fiscal Service indicated - the reason for an investigation is the materials from State Financial Monitoring Service on finance deposit to the statutory funds of 112 Ukraine group.

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Fiscals already received permission from the court on the temporary access to the stuff and documents of the company with the right of their withdrawal from several banks and other institutions.

Also, there is a possibility of a search in office premises of 112 Ukraine TV channel with the seizure of computer equipment, which can bring to stop the broadcasting.

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112 Ukraine has repeatedly reported about the pressure due to the independent position of the broadcaster and criticism of incumbent authorities.

Previously, the authorities put pressure on the channel through the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, which filed a lawsuit demanding to cancel the digital license of the broadcaster.

Now the pressure upon the owner of 112 Ukraine TV channel Andrii Podshchypkov is conducted through law enforcement agencies by opening of the criminal cases.

The owner of TV channel Andrii Podshchypkov repeatedly stated about the pressure in his address from the representatives of Ukrainian authorities seeking to sell the channel at a lower price as well as requiring to reduce the criticality of the editorial policy at the channel.

Related: Freedom of speech in Ukraine is under threat - Tymoshenko

Earlier, both Ukrainian and international politicians and experts expressed support for the channel. Also, Savik Shuster reported about tax inspection in his studio.

Related: Political talk show Shuster LIVE was "asked" to be taken off the air

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