Odesa Court of Appeal has refused to cancel the restrictive measure for Serhiy Sternenko and Ruslan Demchuk. Besides, the court declined the appeal on the vouch of Sternenko and Demchuk by MP Roman Lozynsky as Suspilne reported.
“The judges refused to change the restrictive measure for Sternenko and Demchuk and declined the appeal on vouch by MP Roman Lozynsky,” the message said.
The lawyers asked the court to cancel 24/7 house arrest.
Moreover, Sternenko asked the court to change the address, where he has to stay during the house arrest. He asked to change the city – he wanted to move from Odesa to Kyiv. The court refused Sternenko the possibility to serve sentence in Kyiv.
Serhiy Sternenko was earlier found guilty of abducting a person and sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison. This decision was made by the Prymorsky Court of Odesa.
The court recognized the seized during the search items as admissible evidence. Sternenko himself claims that the search of his home was carried out without a lawyer, with whom he was not allowed to contact. The testimony of local deputy Serhiy Shcherbych, who accuses Sternenko of his abduction, was also found credible.
The court also ruled for the confiscation of half of Sternenko's property as a punishment and decided to take the activist into custody in the courtroom.
It should be noted that after the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky imposed sanctions on 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK TV channels, the radical activist Sternenko announced a "hunt" for journalists of opposition TV channels.