Appeal in the Sternenko case will only be authorized by prior certification
The Kiev Court of Appeal has declared that journalists will be allowed to participate in the preliminary appeal accreditation of activist Sergei Sternenko at an appeal hearing concerning a preventive measure.
This was reported by the court press service.
“As part of the quarantine measures in place in the country to combat the spread of acute respiratory diseases COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and in order to create conditions favorable to journalists in the exercise of their professional functions, representatives of the media have access to the appeal hearing The parties to the defense in criminal proceedings against SV Sternenko, scheduled for June 26, 2020 (11 a.m.), will be subject to accreditation prior, “said the press release.
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It should be noted that the court press service will proceed with media accreditation until 6 p.m. on June 25, 2020.
Media representatives should receive personal protective equipment.
As reported, on June 15, the Kiev Shevchenkovsky District Court chose Sergey Sternenko as a preventive measure in the form of a house arrest. At the same time, according to the activist, the place of residence under house arrest ordered by the court was “the military unit of Odessa”, instead of registration, but he was “not authorized, because it s ‘is a sensitive establishment’.
“This decision cannot be implemented,” noted the activist and noted that due to his non-compliance, prosecutors can then “request detention”.
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Subsequently, the prosecutor filed a motion to change the address of the house arrest.
Tuesday, June 16, Shevchenkovsky District Court judge in Kiev, Elena Meleshak, granted the request of the prosecutor in the Sternenko case to change the address in order to take preventive measures from a home in Odessa to a permanent home in Kiev.
At the same time, Sternenko noted that, according to the court’s decision, monitoring of compliance with the preventive measure in the form of house arrest was the responsibility of the Odessa police.
Sternenko announced on June 11 a suspicion of having committed crimes under art. 115 h.1 (intentional and unlawful infliction of death on another person) and art. 263 para. 2 (transport of cold steel without the authorization provided for by law) of the Criminal Code.
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On the evening of May 24, 2018, two assailants attacked Sternenko and his girlfriend. Defending himself, the activist fatally wounded one of them with a knife in his stomach. Sternenko himself and the second assailant received stab wounds, which the police quickly arrested, but immediately released, granting him witness status and then state protection.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru