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Sheremet case: Suspect Antonenko remains in custody in spite of Covid-19 symptoms

Source : 112 Ukraine

The judge ordered to observe the right of the detainee for due medical assistance
08:48, 18 December 2020

Reuters

Kyiv's Shevchenkivsky district court decided to keep Andriy Antonenko in custody. The Ukrainian volunteer and musician, the suspect in the case of the murder of Pavlo Sheremet will stay behind the bars.

According to RBC-Ukraine, the jury declined the defense team's request to change the restriction measure, as Antonenko complained about his worsening health condition; he suspects to have contracted coronavirus.

The judge left the restriction measure unchanged, but ordered the respective penitentiary authorities to observe the right of the detainee for due medical assistance.

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The court session in this case has been postponed until January 12, 2021.

Journalist Pavlo Sheremet deceased in Kyiv in July 2016; a bomb exploded under the seat of his car. In December 2019, the National Police claimed that the three suspects in this case were Andriy Antonenko, Yulia Kuzmenko and Yana Duhar. Earlier this year, Kuzmenko and Duhar's restriction measures were changed to 24/7 house arrest. Antonenko remains behind the bars.

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