Sternenko case: court refused to call deputies Vasiliva and Leros
Kiev Shevchenkovsky District Court refused to respond to activist Sergey Sternenko’s request to convene a meeting where Sternenko chose a preventive measure, deputies Vasiliev and Geo Leros, who are members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to investigate on attacks on activists.
This was stated by the investigating judge Vladimir Bugel, a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“The court has decided to refuse this petition,” said Bugil.
As reported, in Kiev, several hundred people appeared before the Shevchenko district court in Kiev to support the activist Sternenko.
Sternenko On June 11, the Main Investigation Department of the SBU was informed of suspicions of a crime under art. 115 h.1 (intentional and unlawful infliction of death on another person) and art. 263 part 2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (transport of cold steel without authorization provided for by law).
His defense later said that the Shevchenkovsky District Court in Kiev would consider the request for a preventive measure in the form of a 24-hour house arrest.
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, granted witness status, and then granted state protection.
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In total, in 2018, he made three assassination attempts in Odessa in just six months.
The cases of attacks were referred to the General Directorate of Investigations of the SBU in Kiev, as explained by the prosecution, because of 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