Sheremet murder case: Copies of pre-trial investigation materials prepared by suspects and lawyers

Source : 112 Ukraine

The pre-trial investigation lasted for 1402 days
22:36, 1 June 2020

Pavel Sheremet
112 Agency

The National Police prepared copies of the materials of the pre-trial investigation in the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet for suspects' and lawyers' familiarization. The press service of the Ministry of the Interior Affairs reports.

It is noted that 38 volumes of materials regarding the suspects Andriy Antonenko, Yulia Kuzmenko, and Yana Dugar are redirected into a separate production and are open for the review.

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The pre-trial investigation into the intentional murder of Pavlo Sheremet lasted 1402 days. Production materials include more than two hundred volumes: 38 volumes - in relation to the three suspects, more than 200 - to identify other defendants, organizers and customers.

Almost 20,000 hours of video recordings were processed (recordings from five days to two months of recording), more than 3,000 people were questioned, almost 44,000 subscriber numbers, 15,000 IMEI, and 400 monitoring operations were processed (each monitoring consists of 4000-200,000 subscriber connections). In addition, according to court decisions, 180 separate investigative (search) actions were carried out, 106 complex examinations were appointed.

"As a result, in the course of the pre-trial investigation, sufficient evidence was collected to declare suspicion of the intentional murder of Pavlo Sheremet and to select preventive measures for Yulia Kuzmenko, Andriy Antonenko and Yana Dugar," the Interior Ministry said.

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The procedural supervisor in the criminal proceedings highlighted the materials of the pre-trial investigation of the suspects in a separate proceeding. And therefore, according to Art. 290 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, a decision was made to open materials to the other side.

Currently, copies of all pre-trial investigation materials have been prepared for suspects and their defenders in criminal proceedings.

As we reported before, the court extended the arrest of suspects in the case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet Yulia Kuzmenko. Such a decision was made on the night of May 26.

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