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Yana Duhar, suspect in Sheremet case, to undergo psychiatric examination

12.02.2020, 13:39
Photo credits: 5 Kanal
Photo credits: 5 Kanal

An examination of handwriting and psychiatric condition has been ordered for the suspect in the case of murder of the journalist Pavel Sheremet, as ZMINA human rights center reported referring to Duhar’s defense counsel Vitaliy Kolomiets.

According to Kolomiets, the defense lawyers could not see the ruling on psychiatric and handwriting expertise.

“We, as defense party, cannot decide on our participation or non-participation in these procedural actions, ” Kolomiets noted.

Also, the rulings on handwriting samples don’t comply with the article of the Code of Criminal Procedure, to which the law enforcement officers referred, as Kolomiets said.

Dugar's lawyer ironically supposed that, having found no contact exchange between Dugar and another suspect Antonenko, neither in messengers, social networks, nor by phone or email, the law enforcement officers tried to seek it in eventual paper correspondence.

We will remind that the president Volodymyr Zelensky said that if in the probe of Sheremet case any evidence of the case falsification made by the law enforcers would be found, those involved would be brought to account.

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.

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

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