The Swiss Journalist Arnaud Bédat has refunded due to death threats after a Research about the President of the Ukrainian football Association display. In addition, he requested the Swiss authorities formally to protection.
The organization reporters without borders said in a message from Thursday. The display of the journalists, the office of the attorney General. It was forwarded to the competent judicial authorities, because Bédat has his residence in the Jura Porrentruy.
There are threats that should have been awarded to the Journalist after the publication of an investigation against the President of the Ukrainian football Federation of Ukraine Andriy Pavelko.
Explicit death threats
In his articles for the magazine "L'illustré" highlighted Bédat, a loan of four million Euro, the Pavelko have received, on behalf of the Ukrainian football Federation by Uefa, based in Nyon, VD. Last November, the Journalist of a Foreign Ukrainian phone number had been called.
Notre journaliste menacé de mort (L'illustré, Switzerland) Arnaud Bédat cible de menaces répétées après son enquête sur la corruption dans le football ukrainien, alors que l'un de ses pontes, Andriy Pavelko, est candidat au comité exécutif de l'uefa #medias https://t.co/JkygU4kc3s pic.twitter.com/O5wNAtBu6k— Gilles Klein (@Gilles Klein) February 6, 2019
According to Bédats corresponded to the number of a that of Pavelko, who had recently been to the Uefa Executive Committee elected. The caller is to be made explicit death threats against him.
"Such threats – in Switzerland, extremely rare – are intolerable and constitute a serious violation of the freedom of the press," writes reporters without borders in Switzerland in a Communiqué. The organization called on the Swiss authorities to comply with their duty of care and to ensure the safety of the affected journalists.
Created: 15.02.2019, 10:13 PM