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Сourt removed the electronic ankle bracelet from Antonenko

24.12.2021, 19:01
Photo credits: Serhiy Nuzhnenko/Radio Liberty
Photo credits: Serhiy Nuzhnenko/Radio Liberty

The Shevchenkivskyi District Court in Kyiv ruled to remove electronic ankle bracelet from the accused in the case of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, ATO veteran Andriy Antonenko. But the judge extended the level of restriction for in the form of night house arrest until February 24, as Ukrinform reported.

"The court ruled that the prosecutor's request to extend Antonenko's pre-trial detention could be granted in part.  The pre-trial detention in the form of house arrest for Antonenko shall be extended  for the period of the day: from 23:00 to 6:00. The term of the precautionary measure should be set at two months, up to and including February 24, 2022, ”said the presiding judge, Oksana Golub.

In a comment to Ukrinform, Antonenko's lawyer Dmytro Kruhovyi clarified that the court removed Antonenko's electronic tracking device and changed his place of house arrest, as Antonenko had changed his place of residence.

The court also extended the night house arrest for the accused in this case Yulia Kuzmenko (until February 24) and extended the term of duty for another accused Yana Dugar (also until February 24).

After that, the court adjourned the case until January 21.

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).

On September 11, the judge of the Pecherski district court in Kyiv, Vitaliy Pysanets, was found dead on September 11 in the village of Pohreby near Kyiv. He was trying the the case of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet and ordered several arrests of suspects in the crime.

On 21 of September, it was reported that Former First Deputy Chief of the Police Yevhen Koval, who headed the investigative task force in the case of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, has been discharged.  He filed declaration prior to dismissal. This was reported by Slidstvo.Info. In a comment to the edition, Yevhen Koval found his dismissal to be due to some political reasons.  “The reason for my dismissal would be political. Because there are no questions to my work. "

On last October, the First Deputy Interior Minister Yevhen Yenin said that the case of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet could be remanded for a new trial.

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