Sheremet case: court refused to release Kuzmenko from police custody
The Kiev Court of Appeal left a suspect in police custody for the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, a doctor and volunteer Yulia Kuzmenko.
This was announced by the presiding judge, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“The decision of the Pechersk court of May 26 to remain unchanged, the complaint of the defender Bezpalyi in the interest of Kuzmenko to be dismissed,” said the judge.
Kuzmenko wanted to release a number of people, among them – the people’s deputy, the leader of the “Voice” party Kira Rudik.
As reported by Ukrinform, Sheremet died on July 20, 2016 in Kiev following a car explosion.
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Home Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov announced on December 12, 2019 the detention and the suspicion of the accused in the Sheremet murder case.
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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.
On May 22, lawyer Nikolai Orekhovsky announced the completion of the preliminary inquiry into the murder of Pavel Sheremet.
On May 25, the Pechersk court in Kiev granted the request of the prosecutors and changed the preventive measure of Yane Dugar from house arrest to bail in the amount of 168,000 hryvnia. Lawyer Dugar Vitaliy Kolomiyets later reported that more than 500 people transferred the total amount needed for the deposit in less than a day.
Kuzmenko and Antonenko are now in prison.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru