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Court in Sheremet case to hold an on-site hearing

02.09.2021, 18:51
Photo credit: Ukrinform
Photo credit: Ukrinform

On September 21, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv is to hold an extramural session in Sheremet case to consider material evidences as required by prosecutor’s office, as Ukrinform reported.

“The trial has been adjourned until September 21. We will organize an extra-mural session on this day. We meet here in the court at 11:00 and we will arrange the trip to the place where material evidence is stored, ”said the presiding judge, Oksana Golub.

That extramural session is needed, as the court has to examine physical evidence from the prosecutor's office, and some pieces of physical evidence in the case are of large dimiension, in particular carosserie.

Also during the September 2 hearing, the parties to the trial examined a number of pieces of material evidence seized during a search of the accused in the case of Andriy Antonenko and Yulia Kuzmenko.

Separately, the court examined two books - "Military Intelligence" and "Intelligence and Search", which were seized during a search of the place of military service of another accused in the case of Yana Dugar.

As IMI reported, Pavel Sheremet died in Kyiv on July 20, 2016 in a car blast.

On December 12, 2019, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that the National Police had detained and pressed suspicion to those involved in the murder of Pavel Sheremet.

On December 12, Deputy Head of the National Police - Chief of Criminal Police Yevgeny Koval reported that the explosive under the car of journalist Pavel Sheremet was put by the ATO musician and volunteer Andriy Antonenko and doctor and volunteer Yulia Kuzmenko.

The same day, Yevhen Koval said that the investigation considered the main version of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet was to destabilize the social and political situation in Ukraine.

On 12 December, the editorial staff of “Ukrayinska Pravda” (UP) claimed to be stupefied by the investigative lead into the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, as “UP” web-based edition reported on its website.

On July 23, 2019, Head of the National Police Serhiy Knyazev told that the murder of Pavel Sheremet still remained unsolved.

On April 30, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv changed the measure of restraint for the accused Andriy Antonenko, from custody to 24-hour house arrest.

On July 16, the newly appointed Interior Minister Denis Monastyrskyi promised to draw conclusions about the quality of law enforcement in the case of Pavel Sheremet following a court ruling.

On August 3, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court in Kyiv examined the expert study of Yuliya Kuzmenko’s gait. The experts concluded the person walking near the Sheremet’s car could be at 15% Yulia Kuzmenko,

On August 4, the measure of restraint for Yulia Kuzmenko has been mitigated by decision of the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv. Instead of house arrest around the clock she was placed under night house arrest and her electronic tracking ankle device was off.

On 6 of August, Yana Dugar said she had noticed to be under surveillance

Actually, the suspects are Sergeant of the Special Operations Forces Andriy Antonenko (Riffmaster), military medic Yana Duhar and volunteer Yulia Kuzmenko. They refuse to admit their guilt. Yulia Kuzmenko is now under night house arrest, she returned to her work in Kyiv Okhmadet hospital, Antonenko is under round-the-clock detention, Yana Duhar is on bail of UAH 168,160 (about $6 315).

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