Sheremet case: Suspect Antonenko files lawsuit against Zelensky, Avakov, Ryaboshapka

Source : 112 Ukraine

The lawsuit concerns the protection of his honor and dignity
16:51, 20 December 2019

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Suspect in the case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet, Andriy Antonenko (Riffmaster) filed the lawsuit to the court against President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, First Deputy Chairman of the National Police Yevhen Koval and Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka on the protection of his honor and dignity as Svyatoslav Zhernovnikov, the lawyer of Antonenko reported on Facebook.

The issue is about of the speeches of the officials at the briefing on December 12 and which was dedicated to the disclosure and detention of the suspects who, according to the investigation, committed the murder of Sheremet.

“During the holding of the mentioned briefing, the complete neglect of the principle of the presumption of innocence enshrined by the Constitution of Ukraine was showed and the principle of the integrity of the honor and dignity of a citizen and human provided by the Constitution,” the statement noted.

Related: Sheremet case: Mine taken out of suspect's apartment before search

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.

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

Andriy 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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