The President first commented on the access of the GPU to the phone of the chief editor of the program of journalistic investigations “Scheme”.
President Petro Poroshenko called on the chief editor of the program of journalistic investigations “Schemes: corruption in detail,” Natalia Sedletska and other journalists to meet with Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko. He stated, commenting on the decision, according to which the GPU got access to a mobile phone Siedlce for 1.5 years.
“I’m with you, don’t worry. I, as President, as a citizen, all 4.5 years of his presidential term have done anything to protect freedom of speech … I have not used military position specially in order not to restrict the freedom of the press and freedom of journalists. In this case, firstly, there is a large public wave, and secondly, the journalists should know the truth”, – said Poroshenko.
He stressed that People along with other journalists can meet with Lutsenko and try to resolve all issues. “It would be very nice if they came to the Prosecutor General, and would remove all questions. I am sure that this opportunity exists. But this does not exclude other means of protection of journalists”, – said Poroshenko.
The head of the program of journalistic investigations “Schema” Natalia Sedletskaya and a number of other journalists held as a witness in the case about the possible disclosure of state secrets and data pre-trial investigation Director NABOO Artem Sytnik. The case opened because of the emergence of online conversation, someone with a voice Sytnik, who reveals the details of the wiretaps in the case of ex-Prosecutor ATO Konstantin Kulik.
In December 2017 she was summoned to the PGO for questioning. She cited a law that forbids to interrogate journalists as witnesses on the data that contain confidential information.
27 Aug 2018 Pechersky regional court allowed the GPU to access information from your phone Siedlce. The journalists called on the GPU is not to oppress freedom of speech.
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