Regional official charged with obstruction of journalist activity faces trial
MOSCOW, July 23 (RAPSI) – The prosecutor’s office of Russia’s Republic of Khakassia approved indictment against regional official Sergey Zaitsev, who had allegedly committed an assault upon a Russia TV channel camera crew member, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office reported Tuesday.
The case will be soon forwarded to court for hearing, the statement reads.
According to investigators, on May 22, 2019, the TV camera crew entered the administration’s building to record an interview with the municipal settlement’s head. The official, sitting in his cabinet and displeased with the journalists’ actions, allegedly pushed and floored one of the film crew members therefore scratching him.
During the investigation, Zaitsev pleaded not guilty and withdrew testimony, the statement reads.