Police request personal data of members of Jewish community in Ivano-Frankivsk region, - Head of Jewish Center

Source : 112 Ukraine

Charter of religious community does not provide for disclosure of personal data, except for investigation of criminal cases
14:28, 10 May 2020

Eduard Dolinsky, the head of Jewish community
Open source

In Ivano-Frankivsk region, the regional police made a request for a copy of the community’s charter and personal data of its participants, as well as lists of students in Kolomyia universities. The director of the Ukrainian Jewish Center, Eduard Dolinsky wrote  this on his Facebook page.

"The Department of Strategic Investigations of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Police appealed to the head of the Jewish community of Kolomyia, Yakov Zalishisher, and said that the department is engaged in the fight against transnational and ethnic organized groups and criminal organizations," the statement said.

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Dolinsky also added that the police requested a copy of the charter, a list of community members with addresses and mobile phones, a list of Jewish students at universities in Kolomyia, and suggested that it was necessary "to combat the Jewish transnational criminal group."

"The head of the community politely answered the police that the charter is in the state register, that religious communities are separated from the state, and personal data of community members can only be provided in case of registered criminal cases," the head of UJC added.

As we reported before, a man broke into the synagogue on Hrushevskogo street in Vinnytsia, central Ukraine, on February 25; the man was shouting “Beat up the Yids."

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