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Investigation on riot in one of Kyiv prisons completed

Source : 112 Ukraine

A pre-trial investigation on the case on strife committed by ex-Tornado fighters in Lukyanivska prison has been finished by Ukraine's Prosecutor's Office
14:37, 23 October 2018

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The Prosecutor’s Office finished the investigation of the case on strife committed by ex-Tornado fighters in Lukyanivska prison in Kyiv, as Larysa Sarhan, press secretary of the Prosecutor General, wrote on Facebook.

On October 22, the Prosecutor informed all the individuals, who were recently charged with suspicion, and their lawyers that a pre-trial investigation was over and now they can access the pre-trial investigation records in the criminal proceeding.

Related: Riot in prison: Ex-Tornado fighters could freely go in the streets

Besides, Sarhan reported on the conclusion of the pre-trial investigation on three officers of the government agency “Kyiv detention facility”, who were charged suspicion on complicity of ex-Tornado fighters in the commission of crimes provided by the articles of Ukraine’s Criminal Code.

A pre-trial investigation is underway to define and prosecute all the individuals involved in the commission of crimes.

As it was reported earlier, four former fighters of "Tornado" task force unit and two workers of Lukyanivska prison were served with charge papers on the riot case.

Related: Riot at Lukyanivska prison: four ex-Tornado fighters, two prison workers served charges

The Prosecutor's Office added that during the investigation, it was established that the organized group from among the arrested former officers of "Tornado" company with the support of the prison's workers committed serious and particularly serious crimes: mass unrest followed by the arsons, seizures of the buildings, resistance to the representatives of the authorities with the use of the weapons; murder threats, violence against law enforcers and storage of the explosives.

Earlier, on August 9 clashes between the citizens and law enforcers occurred during transferring of ex-fighters of Tornado near Lukyanivska prison. As a result, three Tornado fighters, kept in Lukyanivska prison, were transferred and the others were put in an isolation cell. As the representatives of the Justice Ministry informed, one law enforcer got injured as the fighters used handmade firecrackers. Moreover, it was reported that Tornado fighters poured petrol on a law enforcer and threatened to burn him.

Related: Donbas veteran murder: Suspect served with Tornado volunteer battalion, - Interior Ministry counselor

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