Sheremet case: court dismissed challenge of lawyer Kouzmenko
The Kiev Pechersk court rejected the challenge by judge Vitaliy Pisants to the suspect’s lawyer in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet Yulia Kuzmenko – Taras Bespaly.
The lawyer himself said so in a comment to a Ukrinform correspondent.
“They denied the dismissal of investigating judge Pisanets, they did not explain the motivation. As a result, only the short text of the decision, the full text will be in 5 days. The dispute has been examined by judge Sokolov At 9:30 p.m. the examination of the request for detention will continue for two months “- he noted.
Earlier, the judge of the Pechersk district court Vitaly Pisantsu, who should choose a preventive measure to the doctor and volunteer Yulia Kuzmenko, his lawyer Taras Bespaly announced a challenge.
In addition, according to Bespaly, he doubts the objective self-distribution of the case to judge Pisanets, who should have examined the request for an extension of the detention of all the defendants in the case of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet – Andrei Antonenko, Yulia Kuzmenko and Yana Dugar.
As indicated, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov announced on December 12, 2019 the detention and the suspicion of the accused in the case of the murder of Sheremet.
See also: Sheremet case: lawyer Kouzmenko arrested the judge
The investigation suspects the doctor and volunteer Yulia Kuzmenko, the nurse of one of the paratrooper battalions Yana Dugar and the ATO veteran Andrei Antonenko.
Kuzmenko and Antonenko are now in prison. Dugar was elected as a preventive measure in the form of a night residence order.
On May 21, lawyer Leonid Maslov said that the investigation into the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet had changed the suspicions of Andrei Antonenko and Yulia Kuzmenko. Subsequently, the media reported that Dugar had also changed the suspicion.
On May 22, another lawyer for Dugar, Nikolai Orekhovsky, said that the preliminary investigation into the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet was finished.
See also: Sheremet case: the court extended the arrest of Antonenko by two months
Also on May 22, defense lawyer Denis Lomanov said that the defense of Yana Dugar had received a petition to modify her preventive bail measure in the amount of 168 thousand hryvnia.
Journalist Pavel Sheremet died on July 20, 2016 in Kiev, after a car explosion at 7.45 a.m. at the corner of Bogdan Khmelnitsky and Ivan Franko streets. The main versions concerning the causes of the crime were called professional activities, as well as hostile relations and the participation of the Russian special services.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru