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On September 4th court to consider Sheremet case on the merits

26.08.2020, 12:03
Photo credit: Free Dr Kuzmenko
Photo credit: Free Dr Kuzmenko

Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv has set hearing on the merits on murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet on September 4. The presiding judge, Oksana Golub said it, as Ukrinform reported.

"The court hearing on the basis of the indictment filed against Antonenko, Kuzmenko, Duhar by a jury to be set at 12:00 on September 4," Oksana Golub said.

Earlier, during the hearing, Judge Golub explained to the participants in the Sheremet case that they have the right to a jury trial and in this case the case will be considered by two professional and three jurors, who will be chosen from the public.

Antonenko, Kuzmenko and Dugar demanded a jury trial.

As IMI reported, on August 25, the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv began a preliminary hearing in the case of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet.

On August 18, Antonenko and Kuzmenko were served with indictment and the indictment against Duhar is kept by the prosecutor.

As IMI reported, on August 12, the Kyiv Court of Appeals remanded in custody a veteran of the anti-terrorist operation, musician Andriy Antonenko, who is tried as suspect in the case of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet.

on August 12, the Kyiv Appeal Court remanded custody for Andriy Antonenko, musician and ATO veteran who is suspect of murder of Pavel Sheremet.

On June 1, the National Police investigators opened 38 volumes of files of the pre-trial investigation into the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet to the lawyers of the suspects Yana Dugar, Yulia Kuzmenko and Andriy Antonenko.

On May 22, police completed an investigation into three suspects in Sheremet's murder.

On May 21, the investigators changed suspicion of the suspects in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet - Yulia Kuzmenko, Andriy Antonenko and Yana Duhar.

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.

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