Twenty participants of tragic events in Odesa on May 2, 2014, were found not guilty of organizing a riot, in which 48 people were killed, as Dumskaya reports. Five of the accused - Serhiy Dolzhenkov, Serhiy Korchynskiy, Vladyslav Romaniuk, and citizens of Russia Evgeniy Mamedov and Maksim Sakaulov were released.
The court stated that the prosecution didn’t give conclusive evidence of their guilt.
However, officials of the Security Service of Ukraine came into the court room when the acquittal was being announced, and handed two of the figurants - Serhiy Dolzhenkov and Evgeniy Mamedov (citizen of Russia) a new notice of suspicion, according to Dumskaya.
The media says that the journalists were told to leave the court room, and that now Dolzhenkov and Mefedov are accused of violating the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
As it was reported earlier 2 years ago in Odesa, as a result of cruel riots, 48 people were killed. The unrest in Odesa, which began at the Gretska square, ended with a fire in the House of Trade Unions. Six people died from gunshot wounds, 32 were suffocated by smoke in a fire, and another 10 fell to their death while trying to leave the burning building.