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In Odessa journalist beaten with a metal pipe

В Одессе журналистку избили металлической трубойElena Balaba spent shooting the illegal building, when it with a metal pipe attacked another woman.

Journalist-freelancer Helen Balabu was beaten with a metal pipe during shooting of illegal construction in Kyiv. On Friday, September 7, according to the national Union of journalists of Ukraine (NUJU).

It is noted that the incident happened on August 31 Nekrasov street. The journalist arrived on the scene after a call by local residents who reported the illegal construction conducted in their backyard, and the probable seizure of the territory of the school.

“When the journalist started shooting, she attacked one of those involved in the building of the Maria Ogneva, and began to beat a piece of metal pipe,” – said in NUJU.

Elena Balaba said that attacking the woman also lives in the neighbouring house. From the aggressive actions of a neighbor journalist rescued by other tenants.

“Then grabbed the camera and began to strangle me with a cord which he held. I was rescued by the inhabitants of this house, who called and invited to prepare the material. The attacker, who also lives in this yard, beaten, besides me, several of their neighbors,” – says the details of the attack Balaba.

After the incident, the journalist was forced to go to the doctors. Now she complains of constant headaches.

“Wake up in the morning with a migraine, take a painkiller and go to work. This has never happened before. Forced on the recommendation of a neurologist undergo treatment”, – the journalist speaks.

In General, doctors diagnosed Balby minor injuries. In the attack, Balaba went to the police, now open criminal proceedings under article 345-1 (threat or violence against a journalist) of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

“Along with myself, wrote the statement and the remaining victims. Gave the police all the evidence, particularly the video that shows the attack,” added the victim.

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