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Ukraine: Graham Phillips released by Kiev authorities00:59

Ukraine: Graham Phillips released by Kiev authorities

Ukraine, Kiev
May 22, 2014 at 23:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Graham Phillips released by Kiev authorities

Ruptly and RT freelance journalist Graham Phillips was freed on Wednesday night after having been interrogated and taken prisoner by Ukrainian military forces on Tuesday. In an interview shortly after release, Phillips talked of his fear that he would be handed over to the Right Sector organisation, which he says had placed a bounty on him.

Phillips was taken by National Guard troops while reporting from a roadblock near the town of Mariupol, and was taken to Zaporozhye for debriefing. After being held for nearly 36 hours, the journalist was released without charge, but says that he is still waiting for his equipment and phone to be returned.

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Ukraine: Graham Phillips released by Kiev authorities

Ruptly and RT freelance journalist Graham Phillips was freed on Wednesday night after having been interrogated and taken prisoner by Ukrainian military forces on Tuesday. In an interview shortly after release, Phillips talked of his fear that he would be handed over to the Right Sector organisation, which he says had placed a bounty on him.

Phillips was taken by National Guard troops while reporting from a roadblock near the town of Mariupol, and was taken to Zaporozhye for debriefing. After being held for nearly 36 hours, the journalist was released without charge, but says that he is still waiting for his equipment and phone to be returned.

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