Court elects preventive measure Sternenko
The Shevchenkovsky District Court in Kiev has started a meeting on the election of a preventive measure to activist Sergei Sternenko.
This was reported by the Ukrinform correspondent.
Sternenko himself is present in the courtroom, his lawyers Vitaliy Tytych, Masi Nayyem, Vitaliy Kolomiets and other defense lawyers, as well as representatives of the prosecution.
The activist’s defense at the start of the meeting implicated the investigating judge. “You must independently declare your withdrawal, but the declaration (on the withdrawal – note) has been filed with the Chancellery, it is registered,” said lawyer Vitaliy Tytych.
The investigating judge declared that the examination of the request would be announced later.
Under the court itself, an action in favor of Sternenko is in progress.
As noted, Sternenko, on June 11 at the SBU’s Main Investigations Department, was informed of a suspicion of a crime under section 115 of Part 1 (intentionally illegal causing the death of a other person) and art. 263 part 2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (transport of cold steel without legal authorization).
His defense later said that the petition concerning the election of a preventive measure in the form of a 24-hour house arrest would be examined by the Shevchenkovsky district court in Kiev.
Sternenko is an Odessa activist, member of the local Euromaidan and former head of the Odessa law sector.
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On the evening of May 24, 2018, two assailants attacked Sternenko and his girlfriend. Repelling the attackers, he fatally wounded one of them with a knife in the stomach. Sternenko himself and the second attacker were stabbed to death, which the police quickly arrested and immediately released, granting him witness status and then state protection.
In 2018, Sternenko made three assassination attempts in Odessa in just six months.
The cases of the attacks were referred to the main investigative directorate of the SBU in Kiev, as the prosecution explained, due to the “need to verify information concerning a possible involvement of local authorities and the police in the attacks”.
For two years, the investigation has not officially established the organizers of the attacks on Sternenko. There is no penalty in these cases.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru