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Kuzmenko placed under night house arrest, ankle bracelet off

05.08.2021, 16:05
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The measure of restraint for Yulia Kuzmenko, a suspect in the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet 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.

This decision was issued on August 4, as  her lawyer Taras Bezpaly said.

"Yulia Kuzmenko was remanded in custody for the night under house arrest and her bracelet was removed," he said.

As IMI reported, on August 3, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv, during the trial of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, examined the materials of the examination of the case against one of the accused in the case of Yulia Kuzmenko.

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.

“We welcome the fact that the investigation is underway and the case has not been forgotten. We have to say it frankly, the lead of investigation stupefied us. Actually, we took the information they set out with reserve, ” the UP’s message reads.

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

On July 23, 2019, the head of the National Police, Serhiy Knyazev, reported to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky some classified information about the progress of the investigation into the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet.

On July 23, 2019, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky told that those responsible for the murder of Pavel Sheremet would be found.

In November 2019, Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka told that the detention of the spouses of ATO veterans Vladyslav and Inna Gryschenko was not related to the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet. But, their involvement in the murder of the journalist was to be verified, the same as involvement of other persons.

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

“In high-profile proceedings, in particular in the Sheremet case, the case is currently in court. Let's wait for these results, and after that conclusions will be made about the work and quality of the law enforcement system, "he said.

As IMI reported, on July 20, 2021 in the center of Kiev honored the memory of journalist Pavel Sheremet, who died on July 20, 2016 from an explosive planted under his car.

On July 27, the Shevchenkivsky District Court of the capital continued consideration of the case of the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet against three defendants : Andriy Antonenko, Yana Duhar and Yulia Kuzmenko. The court continued to examine the evidence in the case previously provided by the prosecutor.

On August 3, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court in Kyiv examined the expert study of one of suspected of murder of Pavel Sheremet, Yuliya Kuzmenko’s gait. The case file provided by the prosecutor, as Ukrinform reported.

“Expert study of the Yulia Kuzmenko’s walking gait was considered, that one involving (British expert Ivan Birch- ed.) Birch. We analyzed it in detail, and found that the level of this conditionality (evidence - ed.), admitted by Mr Birch, was 15%. That is, the probability that it was Yulia Kuzmenko (in the video, which was provided for examination - ed.) was of 15%. On the basis of these 15%, Mr Birch concluded that "conditional sufficiency" (evidence - ed.) ", - said the lawyer.

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