Sternenko case: hundreds of activists on trial
Several hundred people participate in the rally in front of the Shevchenkovsky district court in Kiev, where a meeting is currently underway to elect a restraint against activist Sergei Sternenk.
This was reported by the Ukrform correspondent.
Former Infrastructure Minister Vladimir Omelyan, MP for Kira Rudyk, has also been tried by Shevchenkovsky court.
Periodically, clashes between activists and law enforcement agents occur near the building.
The courthouse is under high guard. In particular, under the walls of the courtyard, at the entrance of the building, the police stand in several rows.
The crash under Shevchenko district court / Photo: Pavel Bagmut. Ukrinform
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As noted, on June 11, Sternenk announced a suspicion of a crime under s. 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 indicated that the Shevchenkovsky District Court in Kiev would consider the petition for the election of Sternenko as a preventive measure in the form of a 24-hour house arrest.
During the trial on Friday, June 12, the exiles of the health ministry Ulyana Suprun announced his disposition to release Sternenko.
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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.
In total, in 2018, three attempts were made on Sternenko 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