Court releases ex-SBU Head accused of crimes against Euromaidan

Source : 112 Ukraine

Shchegolev was released in compliance with the court's decision on the appeal of Savchenko-Chornobuk
17:46, 26 June 2019

Oleksandr Shcheholyev, ex-Head of Ukraine’s Security Service

Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv released ex-Head of Ukraine’s Security Service in Kyiv and region Oleksandr Shchegolev accused of crimes against Euromaidan, as Advocacy Advisory Panel reported.

“Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv (the judge Martynov E.A.) changed the restrictive measure for Oleksandr Shchegolev from detention to 24-hour home arrest,” the message reads.

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Shchegolev’s lawyers made an application on change of restrictive measure before the session, the court received the application by mail.

The court canceled the arrest of former SBU Head referring to the decision of the Constitutional Court as of June 25 on the unconstitutional election of a preventive measure in a form of detention for those accused of terrorism and crimes against the basis of national security.

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As it was reported, Shchegolev is accused of organizing and executing of commando raid of the protesters on Maidan through anti-terrorist operation including its armed phase in the Trade Unions House.

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