Court allows arrest of Shariy, blogger comments on decision

Source : 112 Ukraine

Shariy stated that every day when the new criminal proceedings are opened, the authorities only promote him
18:23, 2 March 2021

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The court permitted the detention of suspect in state treason Anatoliy Sharity to transfer him to the court for choosing a restrictive measure for him in the form of the detention in custody as the Interior Ministry’s wanted list reported.

The blogger has already commented on the decision of the court, stating that every day when the new criminal proceedings are opened, the authorities only promote him as Shariy reported on Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel.

“Every day, the new proceedings are opened. They seem to think that it should disappoint me. They promote me,” Shariy said.

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Besides, the blogger noted that he and his lawyers get to know all information from mass media.

“First of all, my lawyers are informed through mass media reports because, of course, we did not attend the court. We get to know everything from mass media. The charges, for example, we tried to get for a week to read it at least. We read it, gasped, of course. I published it; I am prosecuted for the propaganda of bilingualism and so on, yes? Concerning the defense, some strategy of defense – to protect me in defense…The lawyers, of course, will do something but I don’t care. Because it is the same state of things as in some Somali, sorry, of course, but to try to defend somehow,” he said.

The blogger stated that, first of all, it is the fight against him as a person and the fight against his party.

“I would like to act clearly within the legal framework. They would like to act in total lawlessness – I would dishonor them within the legal framework. I would not hold the unrests or put pressure on them, address them at the court. I would not like to be like them,” Shariy added.

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On February 16, the SBU served charges in state treason to Anatoliy Shariy, blogger and politician.

According to investigators, Shariy was carrying out illegal activities to detriment Ukraine's national security in the information sphere.

In his turn, Shariy stated that the Security Service of Ukraine did not serve him charges officially. He read about it on the Telegram channel.

Later, the SBU put Shariy on the wanted list.

On March 1, the SBU requested international legal aid in the criminal proceeding in case of Anatoliy Shariy. The request was filed to Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office.

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