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Police initiates criminal proceeding for beating journalist

As it was reported earlier, Serhiy Nikitenko, a journalist was beaten up nearby a parking lot
18:03, 18 June 2018

Serhiy Nikitenko - Facebook

Police initiated a criminal proceeding for beating up Serhiy Nikitenko, a journalist from Kherson region, according to the press office of the General Directorate of the National Police in the Kherson region.

'A 35 years old resident of the regional center turned to the police department. He introduced himself as a journalist from the media and said that two unknown men injured him,' reads the message. 

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A criminal proceeding was initiated under the Criminal Code of Ukraine for violence against a journalist. Primary investigative actions are undertaken. 

Reportedly, the journalist posts about it on his page on Facebook and connects the incident solely with his professional activity. 

Earlier we reported that 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's release.  

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