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Serhiy Tsyhipa, Journalist and Public Figure, Convoyed to Riazan Region

Serhiy Tsyhipa, a journalist and public figure from Nova Kakhovka, Kherson Region, transported under guard from Simferopol to Russia on April 8, 2024, was brought to Skopino, Riazan Region.

This was reported to the NUJU[1] by Mrs. Olena Tsyhipa, his spouse. She had received a letter from her husband.

“He has arrived at the destination – Skopino, Riazan Region. He is sending his greetings to everyone who feels anxious about his fate”, Mrs. Tsyhipa informed.

Serhiy Tsyhipa is a civic activist from the city of Nova Kakhovka, Kherson Region, head of Kakhovka Bridgehead NGO, citizen journalist. On March 12, 2022, he was driving to Tavriysk, to deliver medicines to his mother-in-law, when the communication with him was lost.

Only in October 2022 it became known that Serhiy was kept in the Pre-Trial Detention Center no 1 of Simferopol.

In early December he was known to have been moved to a new Pre-Trial Detention Center of Simferopol.

In December 2022 Serhiy was known to be charged with espionage (RF CC Article 276; 10 to 20-years’ sentence).

On October 6, 2023, so called “Supreme Court of Crimea” sentenced Serhiy Tsyhipa to 13 years in the maximum security regime penal colony on the charge of “espionage” under RF CC Article 276.

[1] National Union of Journalists of Ukraine

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