Monday, August 16, 2010

Worries growing on missing Kharkiv editor

Things are not looking good for the disappeared Kharkiv chief editor Vasyl Klymentyev. [see previous blog]

This from the big-selling "Donbass" newspaper website:

"Kharkiv newspaper editor killed? Criminal case opened" 15/08/2010 22:44
Today Dzerzhinsky district police department (Kharkiv) opened a criminal investigation into the disappearance of the chief editor of "New Style", Vasyl Klymentyev, under the article "premeditated killing"....
Employees of his publication link the incident with the journalistic activities of Klymentyev. According to his deputy, Peter Matvienko, "Vasily Petrovych exposed masses of dishonest officials, and certainly, I'm convinced, this has a direct link."

Klymentyev's newspaper, "New Style" specialises, in particular, in the publication of materials exposing corrupt law officers and law enforcement bodies in the Kharkiv region. Recently the local tax administration and prosecutor's office have been singled out for attention.

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