Security Service brings ex-judge Chaus to Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The NABU special forces soldiers arrived at Security Service building
20:49, 30 July 2021

Mykola Chaus
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The employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) have transferred detained ex-judge Mykola Chaus to Kyiv. Currently, he is at the isolation ward as RBK-Ukraine reported.

It is known that Chaus stays in the building as Askoldiv alley, where the isolation ward of the SBU is situated.

Meanwhile, Strana reported that the special forces soldiers of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have arrived at the site. Earlier, the bureau appealed to the law enforcers with the request to transfer Chaus.

Earlier, it was reported that former judge Mykola Chaus kidnapped in Moldova was found only underpants in the village of Mazurivka, Vinnytsa region not far from the border with Moldova. When Chaus arrived in the police unit, he reported that he was abducted by unknowns.

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According to the lawyer of the judge, he did not get in touch with Chaus as he was taken to Kyiv.

Later, the NABU made it clear that Chaus was detained. However, nobody contacted the detectives to pass them the suspect.

On April 3, it was reported that Ukrainian ex-judge Mykola Chaus was kidnapped in Chisinau, Moldova. The relevant information was confirmed by the Chisinau police, and also the lawyer of Chaus Iulian Balan was informed about it. According to the lawyer, a group of unidentified armed men kidnapped a Ukrainian judge in the center of Chisinau.

On April 5, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the National Police of Ukraine denied their involvement in the kidnapping of Ukrainian ex-judge Mykola Chaus in Moldova and his deportation to Ukraine.

Later, it was reported that the Ukrainian intelligence and law enforcement bodies might be involved in the kidnapping of Mykola Chaus.

Related: Ukraine not involved in kidnapping of ex-judge Chaus, - Foreign Ministry

A month after the abduction, Chaus got in touch. He recorded a video in which he stated that he was kidnapped in 2016. Besides, Chaus promised to return to Ukraine soon.

Meanwhile, on May 19, the ex-judge published the second video. He also stated that he is ready to provide materials about his “kidnappers”. However, he passed records to “his friends” for further publication. Chaus made such a step as people involved in his abduction are very affluent.

In August 2016, Chaus was caught on bribery - he demanded and received the money in the amount of $ 150 thousand.


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