Suspect in attack on Balukh arrested for two months without right to bail

Source : 112 Ukraine

32-year-old resident of Kyiv region fully admitted his guilt and refused a lawyer
20:38, 19 September 2020


On September 19, the Dniprovsky district court arrested for two months without the right to bail the suspect in the beating of ex-political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh. Press secretary of the prosecutor's office Nadiya Maksimets announced this on her Facebook page.

“The suspect is a 32-year-old resident of the Kyiv region, unemployed, fully admits his guilt, refused a lawyer. According to him, the conflict with the victim took place on a domestic basis,” wrote Maksimets.

She recalled that the actions of the suspect are qualified under Part 1 of Art. 121 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Intentional bodily injury dangerous to life at the time of infliction").

On the night of September 8, Balukh was severely beaten. The former political prisoner together with his friends celebrated the anniversary of his release from captivity in the restaurant Kazak.

Around midnight, he left and went to the Edem restaurant, where he had a conflict with the attacker. The man kicked him - the victim fell and lost consciousness, after which the attacker fled.

The next morning, Volodymyr Balukh was hospitalized, he is still in medication sleep.

Related: Law enforcement officers detained suspect in attack on Balukh

Ukrainian citizen Volodymyr Balukh was detained in the Russia-annexed Crimea in December 2016. Russian FSB operatives claimed that they found ammunition and TNT pellets in his house. Balukh claimed he was framed. The Ukrainian activist who hoisted the Ukrainian flag in the already occupied Crimea ended up in Russia, where they judged and sentenced him to a prison term.

Related: Balukh still in tough condition, - MP

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