Kyiv Court of Appeal deferred the hearing on an appeal against the arrest of Andriy Antonenko suspected in organizing the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
According to Halenchenko, the appeal remained at the post office and was not filed timely to the court when it was considering the first appeal due to the fault of the first instance court.
"Finally the Court of Appeal accepted it for consideration, but today it was decided to postpone the hearing until 15:00 on January 8," the lawyer said.
Halenchenko underlined that he has the right to insist on the revision of the appeal and added that earlier there were no such cases in the judicial practice as such appeals used to be united into one case.
"My appeal is related to the ruling of Pechersky Court dated December 14 on the measure of restraint in the form of detention. I hope they will consider it," Halenchenko said.
He also expressed hope that if his appeal is considered, Antonenko's measure of restraint would be changed.
As we reported National police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They also notified on suspicion.
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.
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.