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July 22, 2011
Criminal Case Instituted Against Georgia Embassy Employee in Ukraine
Criminal Case Instituted Against Georgia Embassy Employee in Ukraine

A criminal case has been instituted against the employee of the embassy of Georgia to Ukraine for physically assaulting journalist, reports the web portal "comments" whose correspondent Alexander Yamkovoy was injured as a result.

The criminal case on charges of hooliganism was instituted by Shevchenko region militia department. The assailant is likely to face 7 years in prison.

The aggrieved journalist intends to institute another case according to Article 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, on hindering journalist's professional activity.

"The militia's work rate assures me that the case will be soon settled and the assailant will be punished", the journalist said.

The FEMEN movement doesn't believe that the attacker will be punished as they presume that he has already left Ukraine as he was dismissed after the incident.

On 18 July, FEMEN protested in support of Georgian photo reporters outside the Embassy of Georgia in Kiev. A stranger having walked out of the embassy tried to disperse the protest rally. He assaulted journalist Alexander Yamkovoy.

InrePresNews has found out that the Embassy employee having taken part in the incident is Temur Zarnadze.



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