Beating of Ukraine's MP Nayem: fourth suspect detained

Source : 112 Ukraine

Three people involved in this were served with charge papers for the commission of a group vandalism
15:20, 5 May 2018

The law enforcers detained a 29-years-old man suspected of beating of Ukraine’s MP Mustafa Nayem, as it stated in the Internal Ministry press-office statement referring to Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Internal Minister.

“As we remember, the incident happened in Kyiv on April 30. Three people involved in this were served with charge papers for the commission of a group vandalism. The Court decided on the restrictive measure. The fourth participant – in 20 minutes after the incident booked a plane ticket and went to Baku in 2,5-3 hours. His identity was not defined at the moment of the border crossing, but he was informed about the suspicion on several articles in absentia and was put on the wanted list. He was detained by our Azerbaijanian colleague,” the message says.

Related: Beating of MP Nayem in Kyiv: Commentary of the police

As it was reported earlier, in the area of Bessarabska Square in Kyiv on April 30, a people's deputy Mustafa Nayem was beaten. He himself informed about the incident and stressed that the incident is not connected with his political activities.

One of the participants in the beating of the People's Deputy Mustafa Nayem on Bessarabska Square, wanted by the police, flew to Baku (Azerbaijan) 2 hours after the incident. It was reported that he was the one who broke the jaw of the deputy.

The three detainees were charged under Art. 296 Part 2  of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the sanction of which provides for up to 4 years of imprisonment, which is a more severe punishment than that of Article 122 Part 1.


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