Press release | July 24, 2020

Global Witness condemns attack on Ukrainian anti-corruption campaigner Vitaliy Shabunin

Global Witness condemns the attack on Ukrainian anti-corruption campaigner, Vitaliy Shabunin. Shabunin, who serves on the Board of the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC), was at home with his family when their building was subject to an arson attack overnight.

Fighting corruption is vital for a democracy that works in the public interest and AntAC’s staff and board members should not have to risk their lives – and the lives of their families – in their campaigns for justice.

Global Witness stands in solidarity with Shabunin, AntAC, and anti-corruption campaigners and investigators around the world, and demands that this attack is investigated urgently by the appropriate authorities and those responsible are prosecuted.

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