“Peacemaker” website under investigation for publishing personal data and threaten of clerics of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
July 9, 2017 – Kyiv Police Department is investigating the case against the “Peacemaker” site, which publishes contact information of the so-called “traitors to the motherland”, including clerics of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church who are then threatened.
The police started the case on the fact of publishing personal data on the website “Peacemaker” of more than four and a half thousand journalists, reports the website of the National Police. Investigators of the capital’s headquarter on behalf of the Prosecutor’s Office in Kiev started criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Art. 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (obstruction of the lawful professional activity of journalists).
In order to take urgent measures to respond to the last year’s publication, the police ask representatives of the media whose names and contact details were posted on the Peacemaker website, to contact them with a passport and a journalist’s certificate. The fact of disclosure of personal data, the police believe, served as an obstacle to the performance of lawful activity by media employees.
Earlier the name of father superior of the Holy Dormiton Pochayiv Lavra, Metropolitan Volodymyr, got into the “Purgatory” section for his appeals to believers “to persuade not by force of arms but by force of words”.
On May 11, 2016 on the “Peacemaker” there were published full personal data, addresses and phone numbers of several thousand journalists from around the world. The day before, Anton Gerashchenko, who is associated with the activities of an odious resource, announced the publication of personal data of journalists on his Facebook page.
In the open access appeared the data of more than 4,500 journalists from Ukraine, Russia, the United States, Europe, Asia and South America: correspondents of CNN, AFP, Bloomberg, Mashable, Reuters, BBC, Radio “Svoboda”, Novaya Gazeta, Kommersant, TV channels “Dozhd”, “112”, STB, ICTV, “Inter”, and many others.