Nine people sentenced to imprisonment for crimes during Euromaidan

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Serhiy Gorbatyuk, Head of General Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigation Department, courts found guilty 52 people
16:34, 21 November 2018

Sergiy Horbatyuk, the Head of General Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigation Department

Nine people were sentenced to imprisonment for the crimes committed during the Revolution of Dignity, as Serhiy Gorbatyuk, Head of General Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigation Department, said at the briefing, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

“According to indictments considered by the court, 52 people are found guilty. They were sentenced. Nine people were sentenced to imprisonment,” he noted.

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Horbatyk added that the law enforcers served 442 people with charges papers. In particular, 279 indictments were already sent to the court.

“13 people are in custody on the cases sent to the court or being investigated. There could be more of them, but the judges often change the restrictive measures. Even for those, who were suspected in committing, for instance, three murders and 33 attempted murders. After the restrictive measures were changed in April 2017, they escaped from Ukraine,” he stressed.

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Gorbatyk calculated that 42 people were served with charge papers since his last report in February. Five of them are prosecutors, seven are judges, 24 guardians of law and order, one of which is an investigator, and five “bullies.”

“This year, 16 indictments against 34 people were sent to the court. Courts accepted four indictments concerning four individuals, imprisonment for three of them,” he stressed.

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Earlier, Gorbatyuk stated that the majority of 4,700 documented crimes committed against the activists of Euromaidan are solved – conditions of the crime the perpetrators and organizers are defined.

Today, on November 21, Ukraine marks the Day of Dignity and Freedom. President Poroshenko set this holiday in 2014 to mark the so-called Revolution of Dignity, or Euromaidan.

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