Court in Odessa detains members of Anti-Maidan movement

19.09.2017, Ukraine.

The Kievsky District Court in the Ukrainian city of Odessa has ruled to detain two members of the Anti-Maidan movement for 60 days following the request of the regional Odessa prosecutor’s office, said Larisa Sargan, press secretary of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, on her Facebook page on September 19.

“The Kievsky District Court of Odessa has ruled out to detain Sergei Dolzhenkov and Yevgeny Mefyodov, two suspects in the ‘May 2nd case’, by the request of regional prosecutor’s office,” Larisa Sargan wrote in her Facebook page. “The two participants of the mass riots of May 2, 2014, were found not guilty by the Ilyichevsk City Court,  but the prosecutor’s office of the Odessa region claimed in the courtroom that it suspects them of publicly urging to commit deliberate actions with intent to change the boundaries of the territory and state border of Ukraine, in violation of the order established by the Constitution of Ukraine (Article 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, part 2)”

On September 18, the court in the city of Illichivsk held a verdict in the case regarding the riots which occurred on May 2, 2014 on the Grecheskaya Square in Odessa. Then, the judge acquitted the detainees, but immediately after the verdict was announced, the employees of the prosecutor’s office and Security Service of Ukraine took the suspects into custody, this time on a new charge of separatism under Article 110 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code, “Infringement upon the territorial integrity and sovereignty  of Ukraine.”

On May 2, 2014, the Nazis, with the connivance of local authorities, burned the building of the House of Trade Unions in the city of Odessa where the supporters of “Anti-Maidan” movement took shelter. As a result, at least 46 people were killed and 200 injured.  According to reputable international organizations, the investigation of this tragedy, until now, has not been completed.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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