Kharkiv court releases member of anti-Maidan protests

Source : 112 Ukraine

Documents are being prepared, and he will be released today in the evening
20:28, 28 September 2018

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Zhovtnevyi District Court of Kharkiv adopted a decision on urgent release of Gnat Kromsky, member of the guards of anti-Maidan known under the code name ‘Topaz’. Lawyer Dmytro Horshkolepov claimed this, Interfax-Ukraine reports.  

‘The court granted the application of the lawyer about recalculation of the served sentence based on real detention. According to the Supreme Court’s clarification of the application of “Savchenko’s law”, it appears that he was held in custody for more than eight years. Zhovtnevyi District Court adopted the decision on his urgent release. Currently, documents are being prepared. He must be released today in the evening,’ Horshkolepov said. 

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Reportedly, on January 30, 2018, Kyiv District Court of Kharkiv found Gnat Kromsky, known under the code name ‘Topaz’ guilty in the attack on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine. The judicial panel sentenced Kromsky to eight years in the prison with the confiscation of the property. 

Gnat Kromsky, the citizen of Kharkiv was a member of the guards of anti-Maidan in Mariyinsky Park in Kyiv. He became known under the code name ‘Topaz’ after the publishing of video shot at the camp of anti-Maidan activists. 

Also, he participated in the capture of the building of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration on March 1, 2014, and in the mass unrest in spring 2014.

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