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Journalist is beaten up in Kherson region

The victim connects the incident with his professional activity
16:30, 18 June 2018

Serhiy Nikitenko - Facebook

Serhiy Nikitenko, a journalist was beaten up next to a parking lot in Kherson region. The journalist posts this on his page on Facebook. 

'The perpetrators are two bearded men who were waiting for me at the parking lot. After the incident, they drove away on the car with a transit license plate. Police has the whole information.  They were beating me up silently. I connect the incident solely with my job. I am always ready for this kind of situations. I saved myself by drawing knees up to my chest,' he said. 

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Reportedly, the journalist was beaten up on May 26. The incident took place at the Svobody square downtown after the meeting organized in honor of Nadiya Savchenko release. 

We recall that a lot of journalists were murdered in the world over the last 10 years. UNESCO named the number – 930 people – in November of 2017, yet the time is running. The journalists are being killed. 

Related: Press freedom deteriorates in Europe in 2018

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