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Court of Appeal upheld arrest of Ruban

Source : 112 Ukraine

People's Deputy Nadia Savchenko intended to bail him
12:52, 20 March 2018

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Kyiv Court of Appeal refused to change the measure of restraint for the head of the "Officer Corps" Center for the Release of Prisoners Volodymyr Ruban, thus leaving him in custody. This became known during the hearing on March 20, reports 112.ua.

The court refused the appeal of People's Deputy Nadia Savchenko, who expressed willingness to take Ruban on bail. The defense of the detainee requested that his arrest is replaced by house arrest.

Related: Ruban detention: brief history

Earlier today, during the court hearing, the prosecutor noted that on March 15, Ruban was additionally notified of a new suspicion, and the previous one was also changed. Currently, he is suspected of conspiracy to commit a violent overthrow of the constitutional order and seizure of power, encroachment on the lives of state and public figures by prior agreement with a group of people, the assistance of a terrorist organization (“DNR”), and the illegal handling of weapons in prior agreement with a group of persons.

As it was reported earlier Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a proposal to hold accountable, detain, and arrest the non-factional deputy Nadia Savchenko.

It looks like the high-profile case of the head of the "Officer Corps" Center for the Release of Prisoners Volodymyr Ruban, detained on the contact line in Donbas and later accused of preparing a terrorist act and illegal handling of weapons, turns into a new "Savchenko’s case".

Related: Ruban detention: Security Service reveals list of weapons seized

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