ECHR registers appeal flied by Sheremet murder suspect

Source : 112 Ukraine

Andriy Antonenko's defense team pointed out at several violations of human rights within the case
12:31, 16 September 2020


Lawyers of Andriy Antonenko, the suspect in the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet filed an appeal for consideration by the ECHR. The Court registered it. Sens-Ukraina lawyer company that represents Antonenko in court, reported that.

Dmytro Kruhovy, the lawyer explained that the appeal was filed due to "Ukraine violating Art.5 and Paragraph 2 of Art 6 of the Convention for Protection of Human Rights and Basic Freedoms". 

The appeal was filed in June, and the ECHR just confirmed that it has been registered as №29341/20.

Defense team pointed out at following violations of human rights within the case:

1. Illegal detention (Article 5, Paragraph 1). 

2. Unreasoned suspicion (Article 5, Paragraph 1, P.S.)

3. Unreasoned statements of Ukraine's top statesmen who claimed that the defend-up committed a murder; these statements affected the jury's decision as it considered the case (Article 6, Paragraph 2).

4. Unreasoned decisions to select and continue the restriction measures and unreasoned duration of detention (Article 5, Paragraph 3). 

Related: Sheremet case: Suspect Kuzmenko released from custody, placed under 24/7 house arrest

Reporter Pavlo Sheremet deceased due to a bomb explosion in Kyiv in summer 2016. In December 2019, the police detained three suspects - Andriy Antonenko, Yana Duhar and Yulia Kuzmenko. Later, the women were put under house arrest. Antonenko is still behind the bars; in July, the court ruled to extend his detention until September 17.

Related: Sheremet case: Court of Appeal left suspect Antonenko in custody until September 17

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