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Journalist Vasilets was able to leave Ukraine after two years in prison and spoke at the OSCE

A former prisoner Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Vasilets spoke at the OSCE meeting on freedom of speech in Warsaw. He was able to leave there after the measure of restraint – house arrest.

Recall Vasil’tsa previously sentenced to 9 years in prison for “assistance to terrorism.” Later, the appellate instance overturned the verdict and sent the case for re-examination. And Vasiltsu replaced detention for house arrest.

According to the journalist, he is going to return to Ukraine the other day.

“Officers of the Security Service officially announce, do not expect and do not rejoice, I will not escape anywhere and will definitely come to my next court on September 13, 2018, to listen again to the prosecutor, who will judge the judge that I need to be kept in prison for 100% I’ll go abroad, “Vasilets wrote on Facebook.

At the OSCE conference, he talked about how he was held in prison for two years on fictitious charges.

“According to the articles for which I was convicted, the SBU can put any person in Ukraine – a journalist, an activist, they do not need for this evidence.” When they elected me a preventive measure, the prosecutor’s office said that the evidence of my guilt and anti-Ukrainian activities was secret. Two years later it turned out that there was no such evidence, and I had to let go .According to the fact that there was no evidence of my guilt, the SBU officers repeatedly tried to persuade me to exchange prisoners – thus to get rid of my a matter that has acquired a public resonance, “Vasilets said when he was given the floor.

The information is taken from: https://strana.ua/news/160565-dmitrij-vasilets-vystupil-na-konferentsii-obse.html