Ruslan Ciabatta: page Ruslan Kotsaba in Facebook
Against the journalist and prisoner of conscience Ruslan Kotsaba the security Service of Ukraine opened a new criminal case on high treason. He said this on his page in Facebook.
The journalist told that he got a call the same investigator of the SBU in Ivano-Frankivsk region, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Rudnytsky, who had already falsified a criminal case against him on treason. Subsequently, the courts of three instances have fully justified Cocabo.
“But 15 minutes ago I find out that “updated” accusing me of treason is already registered in the Ivano-Frankivsk city court. It turns out that I and the lawyer Tatyana Montyan has not appeared twice on the agenda of the investigator, so we haven’t even given the procedural opportunity to get acquainted with the new charges,” wrote kotsaba. As added journalist, he has two years living and working in Kyiv, that is well known to the secret service.
Kotsaba wrote that the staff of SBU “again trying to scare the adequate part of society is repression and persecution against critical to modern Ukrainian government media and journalists.” The journalist called upon his colleagues not to be afraid and to continue to criticize the representatives of the modern Ukrainian government.
Cocabo was arrested on suspicion of treason in February 2015 for calls to boycott mobilization in the Ukrainian army. In may 2016, he’s got three and a half years in prison. In July of the same year, the court of appeal he was acquitted completely. International human rights organization Amnesty International recognized Cocabo a prisoner of conscience.
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