NPGU Trade Union Activist Was Attacked in Kryvyi Rih Featured

According to Mykhailo Volynets, the Head of the Independent Trade Union of Coal Miners  Ukraine (NPGU), Olena Maslova, NPGU activist was attacked on Tuesday 12 January 2016 at 23:10.

She was heading for home after work (she works at mine named after Lenin) and was attacked from behind by a tall guy. The malefactor beat Olena on her head with a heavy object and when she was down on the ground he continued to beat her.  Being in a good physical shape she was audaciously defending herself.

Olena is grateful to the police officers who immediately reacted to the situation – they provided first medical aid and wrote down testimony of the incident. However after that the investigation hasn’t been advancing.

It’s important to note that a reason for the attack could be her active trade union position as Olena is the Deputy Head of the local NPGU branch and a member of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine’s (KVPU) Women Committee. Also Olena is a known activist to fight against drugs distribution in the district she lives in.

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