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Sheremet case: Appeal against detention in custody of Antonenko, Kuzmenko postponed

Source : 112 Ukraine

The sessions are planned for December 23 and December 24
13:17, 20 December 2019

Reuters

Appeal Court of Kyiv postponed the consideration of the appeal against the detention in custody of Donbas veteran Andriy Antonenko (Riffmaster) and Yulia Kuzmenko suspected in the organization of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet as Hromadske reported.

“People ready to bail Antonenko out came to the courtroom. Volunteer and MP Yana Zinkevych, ex-MP Oksana Korchynska, Mayor of the Special Forces Operation Oleksiy Nikiforov and musicians are among them. Besides, wife of Antonenko and former military were present. However, the session was postponed due to the non-appearance of the prosecutors. It is planned for December 23,” the message said.

Vladyslav Dobosh, the lawyer of Kuzmenko, asked not to postpone the session but take a break for a few hours for provision of the arrival of the prosecutors and for familiarizing of the judges with the materials of the case. Yulia Kuzmenko also insisted on the break, not postponement.

Related: Sheremet case: Police pledge absence of contradictions in conclusions of expert studies

As we reported National police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They also notified on suspicion.

Totally, there are five main suspects in the murder of the journalist.

Kyiv Pechersk District Court chose a preventive measure for Yulia Kuzmenko in the form of the detention for two months.

Pechersk district court of Kyiv chose the restrictive measure in the form of the 24-hour house arrest for military nurse Yana Duhar.

Andryi Antonenko was also arrested for two months.

Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed in Kyiv in the morning of July 20, 2016. The car he was driving exploded in the city’s downtown. The vehicle belonged to his civilian wife, Editor-in-Chief of Ukrainska Pravda outlet Olena Prytula; she was not in the car at the moment. The Ukrainian police qualified the explosion as intentional homicide. Then Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko assumed the murder could be the part of some ‘greater plan’, perhaps designed by the Kremlin. The key version of Sheremet’s murder was his professional activity.

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