Sheremet’s case: Suspect Antonenko left in custody

Source : 112 Ukraine

The judges’ panel left the appeal of the lawyers without changes
18:51, 13 July 2020


Judge of Appeal Court Denys Masenko remained the appeal of the lawyers toward the restrictive measure for Andriy Antonenko without changes, as Free Riff public organization reported.

Thus, musician Andriy Antonenko suspected in the murder of Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet will stay in the custody until July 23, 2020.

Related: Ukraine’s Interior Minister reveals progress in Sheremet’s murder investigation

The activists and friends of defendant Antonenko, who were present in the courtroom, met the decision of the court with shouts "Shame."

On May 22, the pre-trial investigation against the alleged perpetrators of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet was over. 

Related: Ukraine taken to European Court over Sheremet murder trial by press conference

As we reported before, the pretrial investigation of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet was extended for another two months, up to June 12, 2020. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine made such a decision on the request of the police investigators.

Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sheremet was killed in Kyiv on 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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