Security of Gazprom’s logistics center threatens to kill journalist for filming
The police, who arrived on call, took the stringer’s quadrocopter and accepted his statement on assault.
In the Vsevolozhsk District of the Leningrad Region, a journalist-filmmaker was punched in the face and threatened to be drowned for filming a multi-billion Gazprom facility under construction. The security guards called the police, who seized the victim’s quadrocopter and accepted his statement on the fact of the beatings inflicted by an unidentified person, 47news.ru reports.
“When we got into the car, and I began to show that there were no videos on either the flash drive or the quadcopter, I was hit in the face. Then I was taken to the checkpoint,” the stringer said.
The journalist was allegedly attacked by a security guard of the facility under construction – the logistics center of Gazprom Sotsinvest worth 15 billion rubles ($ 233 million). Its cost is overestimated at least three times, Fontanka writes.
The police took the quadcopter allegedly for examination, however, the journalist did not receive the seizure report. The press service of Gazprom Sotsinvest promised to comment on the situation, after which they stopped responding to calls.
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