New repression in Ukraine: Journalist Vasily Muravitsky arrested

By Sergei Kirichuk

Journalist Vasily Muravitsky, age 32, was arrested in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. 

Vasiliy Muravutsky 
Previously, he was editor-in-chief of Novaya Volna (New Wave newspaper) – a nationwide communist weekly. After the passage of de-communization laws, Muravitsky became a reporter for Russian media outlets.

He is accused by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) of anti-governmental activity. According to press reports, he faces 15 years in prison.

Sergei Kirichuk, a founding member of the banned Ukrainian communist organization Borotba, worked with Novanya Volna from 2001.

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