Sheremet case: Court changes restrictive measure for suspect Yana Duhar

Source : 112 Ukraine

Duhar will stay under the house arrest from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.
20:40, 24 January 2020

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The court has changed the restrictive measure for Yana Duhar, the suspect in the case of murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet as 112 Ukraine correspondent reported.

According to the decision of the court, Duhar will stay under the house arrest from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. She will be able to work and serve in the military unit at other time.

“The lawyers asked to release her under a personal commitment; they appealed by the fact that Yana Duhar studies and she is on the military service and earn money in such a way and cannot stay under the house arrest,” the message said.

The prosecutors noted that Yana Duhar cannot be released under a personal commitment because she married a citizen of Iraq in 2015 and can escape abroad. Moreover, the law enforcers said that the suspect may influence the witnesses.

Related: Sheremet’s murder: Suspect Antonenko left behind bars

As we reported, National police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They are also notified of suspicion.

Totally, there are five main suspects in the murder of the journalist.

Kyiv Pechersk District Court chose a preventive measure for Yulia Kuzmenko in the form of the detention for two months.

Pechersk district court of Kyiv chose the restrictive measure in the form of the 24-hour house arrest for military nurse Yana Duhar.

Related: Sheremet case: Suspect Antonenko taller than person recorded by CCTV cameras on day of murder

Andriy Antonenko was also arrested for two months.

Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed in Kyiv in the morning of July 20, 2016. His car exploded in the city’s downtown. The vehicle belonged to his civilian wife, Editor-in-Chief of Ukrainska Pravda outlet Olena Prytula; she was not in the car at the moment. The Ukrainian police qualified the explosion as intentional homicide. Then Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko assumed the murder could be the part of some ‘greater plan’, perhaps designed by the Kremlin. The key version of Sheremet’s murder was his professional activity.

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