Kuzmenko refused to leave courtroom, she was taken out under guard

Source : 112 Ukraine

Kuzmenko was taken to temporary detention center
21:37, 20 December 2019


Law enforcers removed the suspect in the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet, Yulia Kuzmenko, from the hall of the Kyiv Court of Appeal under guard, because she did not want to leave the premises. The press service of the Kyiv police.

The law enforcement officers entered the courtroom because a crush formed in the room.

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"Fulfilling the court’s decision, law enforcement officers created a corridor in order to remove the suspect. During this, there was a brawl with citizens who obstructed law enforcement officers. Law enforcement officials restored the law and order and sent the detainee to a temporary detention center," - the statement said.

It is worth noting that the court session was postponed because individual participants in the process did not attend the meeting.

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

Andriy Antonenko was also arrested for two months.

Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed in Kyiv in the morning of July 20, 2016. The car he was driving 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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