The restriction measure in the form of the house arrest for ex-judge Mykola Chaus will remain in force until August 18; he will be protected by the Security Service of Ukraine as Strana reported citing lawyer of Chaus, Rostyslav Kravets.
“Chaus will serve the house arrest under the guard of the SBU. The situation is ambiguous even for the SBU. I do not know where he will be kept,” Kravets noted.
According to him, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) will appeal the decision of the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine and will continue to strive for taken of Chaus in the custody. Meanwhile, the questionings will start on August 6. It is unknown how and where they will take place.
Earlier, it was reported that former judge Mykola Chaus kidnapped in Moldova was found only underpants in the village of Mazurivka, Vinnytsa region not far from the border with Moldova. When Chaus arrived in the police unit, he reported that he was abducted by unknowns.
According to the lawyer of the judge, he did not get in touch with Chaus as he was taken to Kyiv.
Later, the NABU made it clear that Chaus was detained. However, nobody contacted the detectives to pass them the suspect.
Later, mass media reported that Chaus was detained by employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and he was taken to Kyiv. The NABU also confirmed this information and published a video “chasing” the SBU car. The NABU stated that Chaus was in one of the cars.
On August 2, the lawyer of ex-judge Mykola Chaus stated that he prepares an appel on a change of investigative jurisdiction.
On August 3, the High Anti-Corruption Court holds the session on the consideration of the restrictive measure for ex-judge of Dniprovsky district court of Kyiv Mykola Chaus. Later, the lawyers of Mykola Chaus have used the right for judge rejection.
On August 4, the court has declined the appeal of the defense of Mykola Chaus on the judge rejection. Later, the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine chose a restrictive measure for ex-judge Mykola Chaus.