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Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office to motion to put Guzhva on international wanted list
16:29, 2 February 2018
Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office to motion to put Guzhva on international wanted list

Guzhva escaped from Ukraine when the court finished the number of the debates on one of his criminal proceeding

16:29, 2 February 2018

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The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine intends to motion on the international search of Ihor Guzhva, the chief editor of 'Strana.ua'. Yury Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine claimed this at the briefing broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

Lutsenko noted that Guzhva escaped from Ukraine when the court finished the number of the debates on one of his criminal proceeding.

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'We will file the motion on the change of the restrictive measure, at first internal and then the international search', Lutsenko claimed.

The Prosecutor General claimed that the Ukrainian side informed the colleagues from Austria that there is no political aspect in the case of Guzhva and the issue is only about the economic and general crimes.

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As we reported Ihor Guzhva addressed Austrian authorities with a plea for political asylum. He left Ukraine when his restrictive measure ended. At the same time, he remains the chief editor of 'Strana.ua'.

In 2017, SBU held the searches at the editor's office of Strana.ua and the flats of two journalists of this edition. Chief editor of Strana.ua Igor Guzhva connected this with the critical articles towards MP of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Linko (Radical Party). According to him, the criminal case against the edition was fabricated. Later Guzhva was detained and transferred to the Main Department of the National Police of Kyiv. He was sentenced to the detention in the custody with the possibility of the bailment in the sum of 21.2 thousand of dollars. He emerged from the Lukyanisvska Prison on June 27 and claimed that two more investigations are prepared against him.

 

 

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