Sheremet murder: Court upholds decision on arrest of suspect Kuzmenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier Kuzmenko appealed to the court with the request to change the restrictive measure
17:51, 24 December 2019

Appeal Court of Kyiv upheld the remand in custody of Yulia Kuzmenko, the suspect in the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet as 112 Ukraine reported.

The court decided to uphold the decision of the court, according to which, Yulia Kuzmenko will remain in custody on February 8, 2020.

Lawyer of Kuzmenko, Vladyslav Dobosh started crying after the verdict of the court.

Dobosh very emotionally asked the judges: “What kind of people you are?” and “What is wrong with you to keep people in jail?”.

Related: Sheremet case: mine found at Antonenko’s search similar to substance used for murder of journalist

People chanted "Disgrace” in the courtroom.

112 Ukraine correspondent noted that there are 37 people in the court who are ready to bail her out.

Earlier Kuzmenko appealed to the court with the request to change the restrictive measure.

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.

Related: Murder of Sheremet: Appeal court upholds arrest of suspect Antonenko

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.

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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