Ex-Deputy Head of Interior Ministry Department accused of power abuse which lead to deaths on Maidan

Source : 112 Ukraine

The indictment was passed to the court
14:04, 15 July 2019

Revolution of Dignity in December 2013 – February 2014

Ex-Deputy Head of the Department of Organization of Public Events of the Interior Ministry is accused of the abuse of power and office that lead to the deaths of Euromaidan activists during the Revolution of Dignity in December 2013 – February 2014. This was reported by the Prosecutor General’s Office press service.

The man was trying to do everything to obstruct holding the rallies and demonstrations by the orders of higher authorities. As a result, Berkut fighters used force and riot control weapons, which lead to the deaths of Ukrainians.

“Special police force Berkut fighters subordinate to this person acted with excessive violence and riot control weapons, threatened peaceful rally activists on December 10-11 2013 on Instytutska Street, on January 22, 2014 on the intersection of Shovkovychna and Instytutska Streets, on Sadova Street and Kripostny lane. As a result of this, 3 activists were killed and 99 - suffered bodily harm of different severity,” the message says.

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The indictment was drawn up under the articles for: violation of working security laws; illegal obstructions of rallies, meetings and demonstrations; abuse of power and office; failure to give assistance to persons in mortal danger; intentional grave bodily harm and wilful homicide.

The indictment was sent to Pechersk district court.

As it was reported earlier, Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv released ex-Head of Ukraine’s Security Service in Kyiv and region Oleksandr Shchegolev accused of crimes against Euromaidan.

Related: Nine people sentenced to imprisonment for crimes during Euromaidan

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