Kyiv Appeal Court appointed the consideration of the appeal of Andriy Antonenko, the suspect in the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet, for January 10, as LB.ua news agency reported.
January 8, the court session took place without the suspect as he was not transferred to the courtroom. Antonenko participated in the session via the videoconference. His lawyers believe that it does not give the possibility to provide him the legal support. Due to it, the defense asked the court to announce the break until January 10. The court granted the motion of the lawyers and postponed the consideration of the appeal against the restrictive measure of Antonenko for January 10.
The beginning of the court session is planned for 11:30 a.m.
Earlier, the lawyers of Antonenko asked about the recusal of a panel of judges headed by judge Tatiana Frych; she held the session in case of Yana Duhar. But the appeal was rejected.
As we reported, National police detained the persons of interests in case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. They are also notified of 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. His car 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.