Sternenka with guards forbidden in court
Activist Sergei Sternenko, who was elected as a preventive measure by the Shevchenkovsky District Court in Kiev on Friday, June 12, cannot return to the courthouse after the meeting breaks.
This was reported by the Ukrinform correspondent.
Earlier, a break had been announced to make a decision to examine 4 defense petitions to challenge the prosecutor Nikolai Bozovulyak. Sternenko entered the yard and spoke with those who came to support him.
Then he tried to return to the courtroom with those who wanted to vouch for him, but they were not allowed to do so by law enforcement.
Since Sternenko is not in the courtroom, the examining magistrate Vladimir Bugil, who has already returned from the deliberation room with a decision on challenges to the prosecutor, cannot announce.
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A short break was announced at the meeting so that Sternenko himself would appear in the courtroom.
As reported, in Kiev, several hundred people appeared before the Shevchenko district court in Kiev to support the activist Sternenko.
Sternenko June 11 at the Main Investigation Department SBU announced a suspicion of a crime under art. 115 h.1 (intentional infliction of unlawful death on another person) and art. 263 part 2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (transport of cold steel without legal authorization).
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Prosecutors are asking the Sternenko court for a preventive measure in the form of a 24-hour house arrest.
In the meantime, the intention to release Sternenko on bail was announced, in particular, by the former head of the Ministry of Health, Ulyana Suprun, people’s deputies of the European Solidarity faction.
Sternenko is an Odessa activist, member of the local Euromaidan and former head of the Odessa law sector.
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, who were quickly arrested by the police and immediately released, were stabbed, given witness status, and then granted state protection.
In total, in 2018, three attempts were made on Sternenko 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”.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru