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Court placed under 24-hours house arrest Yana Dugar, suspect in Sheremet murder

13.12.2019, 17:48
Photo credits: Volodymyr Tarasov/Ukrinform
Photo credits: Volodymyr Tarasov/Ukrinform

On December 13, the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv decided to place Yana Dugar, hospital nurse and  suspect in the murder of journalist Paul Sheremet under house arrest until February 8, 2020, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

"The motion to impose as a pre-trial measure the 24-hour house arrest for the suspect Dugar Yana Serhiivna is to be sustained," - the decision of Judge Sergey Vovk read.

In compliance with that decision, Dugar is forbidden to leave her place of residence in the town of Novomoskovsk, of Dnipropetrovsk region, until February 8, 2020. She had to surrender the documents for traveling abroad.

The meeting was held as open court session. This was the demand of the suspect herself and her defense, citing partial disclosure of the investigation files the day before and public outcry. Prosecutors suggested that the hearing be closed-door, but the judge rejected their request.

Before that, the MP from “European Solidarity” faction, a member of the anti-terrorist operation, a volunteer medical doctor, Yana Zinkevich, gave bail for Dugar. On Facebook she also posted a certificate proving that Dugar was in ATO In Donbass region at the time of the murder of Sheremet.

As IMI reported, on December 12, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov told that the National Police had detained and pressed suspicion to some persons who would be involved in the murder of Pavel Sheremet.

On December 12, Deputy Head of the National Police - Criminal Police Chief Yevgeny Koval named five suspects in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet: Sergeant of the Special Operations Forces Andriy Antonenko, military medic Yana Dugar, volunteer Yulia Kuzmenko and veterans of the armed conflict in Donbas region Inna (alias Cougar) and Vladyslav (alias Bucha) Gryschenko.

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.

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