Petition to stop pressure upon Ukrainian IT companies gathers signatures

Source : 112 Ukraine

From the beginning of autumn, the cases of searches in IT companies conducted by law enforcers became more frequent, the author of petition told
20:02, 26 October 2015

On the presidential website appeared an online petition with a demand to stop the pressure of security agencies upon Ukrainian IT companies

"Recently, the cases of so-called masked balls in Ukrainian IT companies became more rapid. Security officials withdraw the appliances (even private devices of the employees), equipment, and block the production process. Such behavior of state power structures leads to business losses, outflow of skilled IT workers and withdrawal of business abroad, worsening investment climate, and, as consequently, to disbenefit of the state," said in the text of petition.

The author of the petition is a developer from Kyiv Maryna Kosenko, reported. According to her, from the beginning of autumn, such cases have become more frequent in the offices of IT-companies in major cities - Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, and just last week the "assaults" continued. Maryna proposed to create such petition at the programmer's forum DOU, where it was discussed and supported.

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"I hereby request to use legal leverages to stop the pressure of government security forces upon Ukrainian IT companies, or at least return carrying out the investigation in keeping with the civilized way, such as copying relevant information from electronic carriers which will not result in blocking of the production process," the petition says.

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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. And 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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