Lutsenko denies wiretapping journalists

Луценко отрицает прослушку журналистов

Lutsenko gave an explanation regarding “wiretapping” journalists

The investigation is only interested in the time spent by journalists in a particular place and nothing more, said the HCP.

Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko denies that investigators have already listened to journalists, and the decision of the court want to legalize wiretapping. He stated this in an interview with the Censor.NO, which was published on Tuesday, September 11.

In particular, Lutsenko denied the wiretapping of the phone of the chief editor of the program Schema, Natalie sedletska and other journalists in the investigation of divulging secrets of pre-trial investigation Director of the National anti-corruption Bureau Artem Sytnik until the relevant court decision.

According to Lutsenko, the investigators requested access to the phone Siedlce in order to determine the date of the meeting with the Director of NABU Sytnyk, during which he read out to journalists the materials of the case concerning Prosecutor Konstantin Kulik, in particular the transcript of the conversation of his common-law wife.

The Prosecutor General stressed that the information on the servers of Kyivstar does not belong to the operator and to report the result to the location of the client, the operator must use 14 parameters of stored information.

“Therefore, the court should allow them to use these 14 parameters – including MMS, SMS and everything else – for granting us an answer to only one question: time and place. Therefore, the decision of the court is as it is; otherwise, to answer the question technically impossible,” explained Lutsenko.

He noted that within this judgement is the result of requests from Kyivstar only one thing: stay in a particular “cell”. In the past 17 months. “Where in this time were journalists in addition to this place – we are not interested. I also categorically deny that we have someone listening, and now supposedly only want to legalize. The investigation is not interested in anything of their journalistic activities, but the date stay in the room where there was a disclosure of secret investigative actions”, – Lutsenko added.

We will remind, the Prosecutor General’s office gained access to the phone information editor of program Schemas Natalie sedletska, what version of the program was seen as pressure on the independent journalist. Attorney General urged to give explanation about this live.

In the European Union and OSCE stated that it is concerned about the decisions of the courts to give the GPU access to the phone according to the Ukrainian journalists.


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