Court arrests for two months two suspects in attack on Roma camp

Source : 112 Ukraine

One of them graduated from school this year and the other is still a schoolboy
09:34, 26 June 2018


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Pustomyty District Court of Lviv region chose a preventive measure in form of detention without the right to bail for two suspects in the attack on Roma camp and killing a man. This was reported by Radio Liberty.

Suspects of 2000 and 2002 years of birth will be in a pre-trial detention center for 60 days. It is noted that they are residents of Lviv. One graduated from school this year and the other one is still a schoolboy.

The court hearing was closed from the media.

The next trial on this case will be held on June 26, the court will consider the selection of a preventive measure for another six suspects.

Related: "Horror and indignation": Ukrainian MFA comments on attack on Roma camp near Lviv

As it was reported earlier, seven people have been arrested in Western Ukraine for a deadly attack on a Roma camp in a forest on the outskirts of Lviv.

According to the authorities, a 24-year-old Roma man from a village near the city of Rivne was killed in the attack carried out by a group of masked men on June 23 just before midnight.

Police say four other people were hospitalized with knife wounds as a result of the attack -- including a 10-year-old boy, two 19-year-old men, and a 30-year-old woman.

Seven suspects aged 16 and 17 were arrested, as well as a 20-year-old accused of planning the attack, according to police.

A criminal case was opened over the "deliberate murder committed by a group of people." If convicted, the attackers could face up to 15 years in prison.

Related: Fatal attack on Roma Camp in Lviv leaves young man dead, a child and others injured

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