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Ex-official of Ukraine’s Security Service suspected in organization of crimes against Maidan protesters

Source : 112 Ukraine

Pechersk district court took him into custody
19:52, 17 April 2020

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The investigating judge of Pechersk district court of Kyiv made a decision to take into custody a former first deputy chair of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). He is suspected in the organization of serious crimes against protesters in February 2014 as the Prosecutor General’s Office reported.

“The investigating judge of Pechersk district court of Kyiv chose for former first deputy chair of the SBU, had of the Anti-terrorist center of the SBU, the restrictive measure in the form of the arrest. Ex-law enforcer is suspected in the involvement in the organization of serious crimes and particularly serious crimes against protesters in February 2014,” the message said.

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Such a decision of the court will allow the prosecutors to begin the procedure of the extradition of the suspect and begin a special pretrial investigation and procedure of the conviction in absentia. The suspect is hiding from the investigation, the court and put on the wanted list.

As we reported, the Prosecutor General’s Office served one more law enforcer with charges in the persecution of protesters during mass protests in Maidan, Kyiv, in 2013.

Related: Who began to unleash carnage during Ukraine's Maidan revolution in 2014?

Earlier, UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine recommended to abolish the law on amnesty of activists for the investigation of crimes in Maidan in 2013-2014.

 

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