Court extended home arrest for Vasyl Muravytsky till May 3rd
(Photo credit: Zhytomyr info) The Korolyov district court in Zhytomyr extended home arrest of the journalist Vasyl Muravytsky till May 3rd , as to Ukrinform news agency citing Maryna Shvedyuk, adviser for Korolivsky district court. “The court ruled to extend measure of restriction in form of 24 hours a day home arrest with an prohibition to leave the residence. The term of home arrest is 60 days, thus until May 3rd 2019”, Shvedyuk told. Next sitting is to be held March 22nd. Vasyl Muravytsky is charged with high treason, he had been arrested in August 2017. Since 2014 he published several anti-Ukrainian materials and commented developments in Ukraine for pro-Russian mass media. The blogger is charged with crimes stipulated by the article 111, paragraph 1 (“High treason”), article 110, paragraph 2 (Attempt against territorial integrity of Ukraine”), article 161, paragraph 2 (Violation of equity of citizens depending on their racial, ethnical identity) and article 258-3, paragraph 1 (“Involvement in terrorist organization activity”) of the Criminal code of Ukraine. On June 28, 2018, the judges placed Muravytsky under home arrest. As IMI informed earlier, January 10, 2019, the Korolyovsky district court in Zhytomyr extended the measure of restriction till March 10th.
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