Supreme Court ruled to file the appeal of the defenders of ex-chairman of Party of Regions Oleksandr Yefremov to Kyiv Appeal Court, as the court reported on Facebook.
It is noted that the lawyers of Yefremov have filed the appeal to Luhansk Appeal Court against the decision of Starobilsk District Court of Luhansk region dated June 19, 2019, on the extension of the arrest.
“Considering the fact that it is impossible to define the panel of judges at Luhansk Appeal Court for consideration of this appeal; the court sent a request to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court granted the motion, sending the case to Kyiv Appeal Court for consideration of the complaint about the extension of the arrest of O. Yefremov,” the message said.
“The trial remains in Starobilsk; however, the lawyers try to take him out of the remand center due to the decision of the Constitution Court, to which we continue to be “grateful” for caring for “committer of state treason and terrorists”, Spokesperson of Prosecutor General Larysa Sargan reported on Facebook.
Yefremov is suspected of state treason, the takeover of the building of the state regional administration in Luhansk in spring 2014 organization. He also faced charges of assisting in the takeover of Ukraine’s Security Service office in Luhansk region, when it was captured by the pro-Kremlin militants.
Yefremov was detained in airport Kyiv in July 2016. He is in custody in the Starobilsk pretrial facility in Luhansk region now.