Babchenko's case: SBU searches suspect, mobile phone seized

Source : 112 Ukraine

In particular, SBU has searched the plant that produces MP 40 (it was a submachine gun chambered for the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge developed in Nazi Germany, - ed.)
23:10, 1 June 2018

Radio Svoboda

The Security Service of Ukraine searched Borys Herman, the suspect of the organization of the “murder” of Arkadiy Babchenko, and seized just his mobile phone, as Yevgen Solodko, the lawyer of the suspect, informed Ukrainian News.

“Searches were conducted. Nothing special was seized, only his telephone,” he said.

The lawyer specified that the searches were conducted not today. In particular, they have searched the plant that produces MP 40 (it was a submachine gun chambered for the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge developed in Nazi Germany, - ed.)

Besides, he intends to appeal against Herman’s arrest next week (June 4-10).

Related: Heads of Ukraine's law enforcement bodies to meet G7 diplomats to explain staging of Babchenko's murder

On May 29 it was reported that Arkadiy Babchenko, a Russian journalist, was murdered in Kyiv. He was allegedly shot in his apartment. Ukraine’s police suggested that the murder of the journalist was connected with his professional activity. There were also reports on Russia’s connection.

Vasyl Hrytsak, the Head of SBU, at the briefing stated that Arkadiy Babchenko is alive, but the murder of Russian journalist was ordered by Russian special forces. Ukrainian citizen was enlisted for that.\

Related: I guess, that is my fate, to resuscitate once in four years, - Babchenko

On May 31, the suspected in the organization of Babchenko's murder was detained for two months without a right for the bail.

Earlier President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claimed that he knew about the staging of Babchenko's murder. At the same time, the OSCE has condemned the fact that Ukrainian institutions spread fake information on the “murder” of Arkadiy Babchenko, a Russian journalist. 

Related: Poroshenko to provide 24 hour security for Babchenko and his family

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