Court shuts down Instytutska Street, Kyiv for investigation of shootings in Maidan

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier the construction works have begun on the street; they hinder the investigative experiments
14:59, 21 June 2019


The Appeal Court has arrested the territory of Instytutska Street in Kyiv, where the investigative experiments on Maidan case are held as To preserve Instytutska Group on Facebook reported.

The Prosecutor General appealed the decision of Pechersk Court of Kyiv, which refused to arrest the part of the streets, where the investigative experiments continue and which are used by Museum of Revolution of Dignity, which has begun to hold the construction work there.

“According to the prosecutor’s office, the abolition of the arrest until the end of the investigative actions was illegal. The additional arguments were the holding of the works without agreement and motion of the victims on the holding of extra investigative actions,” Head of Special Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office said as Hromadske reported.

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According to the prosecutor’s office, during the court sessions, particularly on the shooting of Heavenly Hundred Heroes; the new circumstances appear, which should be checked by additional and repetitive experiments.

During the court session on June 20, the prosecutor attached to the materials of the case the application of MP Ihor Lutsenko on the criminal offense, which noted that the Museum damaged the architectural landmark while moving the cobblestone at Heavenly Hundred Heroes Avenue.

The representatives of the National Museum of Revolution of Dignity did not come to the court session; however, they filed the application at one of the last sessions, which allowed to consider the case without them.

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Finally, the judges arrested the part mentioned by the prosecutor’s office. The decision cannot be appealed.

Lawyer of the families of Heavenly Hundred Heroes Yevhenia Zakrevska noted that despite all oral agreements, the construction works has begun at the territory of Instytutska Street and they distorted the place of the crime committed against particular people.

The arrest of the plot should be removed after the end of the investigative actions.

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Earlier the Prosecutor General’s Office stated that nine people were sentenced for the crimes committed during the Revolution of Dignity. Totally, 52 people were recognized guilty on the results of the indictments considered by the courts.

Besides, Horbatyuk stated that over 30 people, accused of committing crimes during Euromaidan, still work in law enforcement agencies, ten of them hold senior positions.

Moreover, Horbatyuk claimed law enforcers have served 442 people with charge papers concerning the crimes committed against Euromaidan participants. Indictments against 279 people were sent.


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