Korban left in custody until April 15

The Dnieper district court of Kyiv extended the member of the political Council of the party «DILL» Gennady Korban term of a measure of restraint in form of detention until April 15th.

The decision on the duration of detention was made on Monday, February 22, Ukrainska Pravda reports referring to a source in the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine.

In turn the press-Secretary of the party «DILL» Eugene Kravchuk has confirmed the extension of the period of detention for Korban and reported that the protection policy has already filed an appeal.

In the party «DILL» reported that the protection Korban intentionally advocated the holding of a meeting without informing the press, assuming that this tactic of lawyers is a «search for ways to find a common language with the authorities».

Korban associates hope that the appeal court of Kyiv to change the measure of restraint.

As reported, on December 28, Dnieper district court of Kyiv satisfied the petition of Prosecutor’s office and changed the measure of restraint for the leader of the party «DILL» Gennady Korban from house arrest to detention — up to 25 February inclusive.

Korban was placed under house arrest in early November. The Prosecutor General’s office appealed the decision of Pechersky regional court.

In relation to Korban investigated criminal proceedings on the facts of capture in Dnipropetrovsk by the head of Goszemagentstva of Ukraine and the head of one of the departments of Dnipropetrovsk city Council as hostages (part 2 of article 289, article 349 of the criminal code of Ukraine), creation of and participation in a criminal organization (part 1 of article 255 of the criminal code), misappropriation of funds in especially large sizes of the charitable organization «Foundation for the defense of the country» (part 5, article 191 of the criminal code) and interference with activities of election commissions (section 3 of article 157 of the criminal code of Ukraine).

We also study the facts fictitious business (part 2 of article 205 of the criminal code), legalization of proceeds of crime (part 2 of article 209 of the criminal code) and tax evasion (part 2 of article 212 of the criminal code of Ukraine).

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted that the investigation of the Korban should be done as transparently as possible and stated that in the near future the country should hear new names of those who will be held accountable.

But according to ex-guarantor of Dnepropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky, any criminal offences after the leader of a «Dill», and «the case of the Korban is pure politics.»

Korban left in custody until April 15 23.02.2016

Февраль 23rd, 2016 by
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