Court extends house arrest of Chaus until October 15

Source : 112 Ukraine

The session took place in closed regime
11:27, 17 August 2021

Mykola Chaus
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The High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine has considered the appeal of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office on the extension of the restrictive measure for ex-judge Mykola Chaus. The house arrest was extended until October 15 as Syohodni reported citing lawyer Rostyslav Kravets.

“The court extended the restrictive measure for Mykola Chaus in the form of 24/7 house arrest for 60 days until October 15, 2021 and proper duties for this term,” Kravets reported.

It is noted that the court made a decision to hold a session in the closed regime.

Related: Moldovan prosecutor’s office sends to court indictment against abductor of Chaus

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.

Related: Ex-judge Chaus left under house arrest

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.

Related: Ex-judge Chaus states he escaped from abductors who wanted to kill him

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.


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