Orthodox journalist Yan Taksiur is in Kyiv detention centre, needs help

Yan Taksiur. Photo: abesu.org

On 10 March, armed men posing as SBU officers detained well-known journalist Yan Taksiur in Kyiv. . 

Maria Taksiur, a daughter of Ukrainian Orthodox journalist and TV presenter Yan Taksiur arrested by the SBU, said that now he is in the Lukyanivsky pre-trial detention centre in Kyiv. The writer has not yet been charged and needs legal assistance.

"Now Dad is in the Lukyanivsky pre-trial detention centre, no charges have been brought. The father needs legal assistance, he wrote us a note so that we would try to find medical documents confirming his cancer diagnosis. There is a diagnosis and there are still a number of health problems. Dad is 70 this year and he is not feeling well. Dad needs legal protection and support, write to me how you can help. We will announce a fundraiser, that will be a little later. Thank you all very much, we are waiting for Dad to come home," said Maria Taksiur.

As reported, on March 10, armed people who introduced themselves as SBU agents, detained the well-known journalist, satirist and host of the 'First Kozatskiy' channel Yan Taksiur in Kyiv. The writer's son Ilya Taksiur confirmed this information to UOJ reporters.

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