Journalist Danilovich, abducted in Crimea, wrote a letter and announced aggression from the FSB

Crimean civilian journalist and physician Irina Danilovich, abducted in April on the occupied peninsula, reported on the aggressive attitude of the FSB officers towards her and inflicting bodily harm.

It is reported in Facebook Representation of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukrinform reports.

“I, Danilovich I.B., want to declare that the aggressive and illegal actions on the part of the FSB officers of the city of Simferopol against me still do not stop. So, on July 5, 2022, during my transfer to the Kyiv District Court of Simferopol, the FSB escort inflicted bodily injuries on me,” the citizen journalist said in a letter.

She also noted that on July 21, during her transfer from the FSB department to the pre-trial detention center in Simferopol, the FSB escort, in the presence of five witnesses “with a special form of aggression,” spoke out that FSB operatives had planted few explosives on her, he himself would have planted more and not I would also forget a kilogram of drugs.

The representative office said that Danilovich’s letter came from anonymous sources. According to the institution, this case has all the elements of enforced disappearance and is another political persecution of civilian journalists and bloggers in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

The mission demands that the Russian Federation immediately stop persecuting activists, citizen journalists and bloggers for covering problematic issues of the temporarily occupied territory and calls on the international community to increase pressure on the Russian Federation.

As Ukrinform reported, on April 29, FSB officers searched the house of Irina Danilovich, and she herself was abducted by Russian security forces on the way from Koktebel to Feodosia. For 12 days, neither the lawyer nor the relatives had any information about where the woman is, what her procedural status is and what she is suspected of.

Danilovich was kept in the FSB building, tested on a polygraph, and threatened.

At the end of her stay in the FSB, she was tricked into signing blank forms, and then accused of allegedly finding 200 g of explosives in her purse. Since then, she has been kept in custody – according to the latest decision of the “court”, the period of detention has been extended until September 6th.

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