Board Sviatoshynsky district court of Kyiv extended until August 7 detention of five former fighters of special division «Berkut» suspected in the murder of Maidan activists.
Thus, the court granted the prosecution’s request, reports UNIAN.
After that, prosecutors filed a motion to re-conduct anthropometric examination of one of the accused Oleg Janiszewski, because the data of the previous examination, the court is not recognized as adequate evidence, because such examination was conducted without the presence of witnesses.
Prosecutors explained that this examination is important in the context of evidence that the man who fired on protesters on 20 February 2014, on Institutskaya street in Central Kiev that recorded video, is one of the accused, Janiszewski.
The lawyers objected to such a petition, however, stated that for the presentation of their arguments on this occasion, they need time to prepare.
Therefore, the presiding judge in the case adjourned the hearing. The next meeting will start at 11.30 am on 16 June.
We will remind, the Prosecutor General’s office in 2014, has transferred in court the criminal proceedings against the ex-«berkutovets» Paul Zinchenko and Sergey Abroskin. They are suspected of killing 39 activists of Maidan on February 20, 2014 at Instytutska street in downtown Kiev. 10 February 2016 to the GPU announced the completion of the investigation and sent to court criminal proceedings against three ex-«berkutovets» Alexander marinchenko, Temtory Sergei and Oleg Janiszewski. According to prosecutors, these individuals are charged with committing a terrorist act, abuse of authority, murder, attempted murder, obstruction of conducting peaceful meetings and gatherings, kidnapping and concealing a weapon after committing a crime.
Criminal proceedings against all the suspects are former soldiers of «Berkut» are combined into one.
The court extended the detention of five former «berkutovets» until August 7 09.06.2016