Mijatovic urged the Ukrainian authorities to ensure Schuester right to work

Миятович призвала украинские власти обеспечить Шустеру право на работу

The OSCE representative on freedom of the media Dunja Mijatovic urged the Ukrainian authorities to ensure the anchorman Savik Schuster the right to work in Ukraine. It says in its statement, published a press-service OSCE.

“According to reports, yesterday the Kiev city employment center cancelled the work permit Schuster. The decision of cancellation was made after Schuster allegedly not informed the authorities about the existence of a criminal record. Shuster, a canadian citizen, denies the existence of such entry and considers the event as the pressure in connection with his professional activities,” – said in a statement.

According to Mijatovic, the circumstances of this case raise a number of issues and questions.

“I urge the Ukrainian authorities to promptly look into this matter, making sure that the rights of journalist are protected and Shuster allowed to continue to carry out their work freely and in a safe way,” said she.

Previously the TV host Savik Shuster in the Ministry of social policy wrote a letter with a request to cancel a “criminal decision” against him.

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Note that the grounds for revocation of work permit in Ukraine Savik Shuster was providing false data. He allegedly concealed that against him is under investigation.

Earlier it became known that the journalist Savik Shuster revoked the work permit in Ukraine. Savik Shuster works in Ukraine since 2005. Led public-political talk show “Freedom of speech”, “Freedom of Savik Shuster”, “Shuster LIVE” on various Ukrainian TV channels.

Leads now political talk show “Shuster live” on TV 3S tv. He is the CEO of the production company “Savik Shuster Studio”.

January 15, Schuster reported that concerning it the criminal proceedings for alleged tax evasion.

The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine has denied this information and said that we are talking about faktovye criminal proceedings, which commenced on the results of tax inspection of OOO “Savik Shuster Studio”.

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