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 Saakashvili pre-trial restriction hearing to start at noon, - lawyer Chornolutskyi

A session of the Pechersk district court of Kyiv to impose a measure of restraint against earlier detained Mikheil Saakashvili, the leader of Rukh Novykh Syl party, is scheduled for 12 p.m.

This was said by the lawyer of former Georgian president Ruslan Chornolutskyi, Censor.NET reports referring to Interfax-Ukraine.

"The meeting will be held at the courtroom No. 2 (on 42A, Khreshchatyk Str. - Ed.) at 12 p.m. The judge has already been appointed - it is Larysa Tsokol," the lawyer told reporters outside the court on Monday.

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He added that the prosecution was going to request house arrest with 24/7 monitoring under which Saakashvili would be obliged to stay in Apt. 32 on 7, Kostiolna Str. for two months.

However, the defense intends to appeal against any measure of restraint.

On Dec. 5, the law enforcers detained Saakashvili on charges of assisting crime ring members. His supporters blocked off the paddy wagon with the detained politician inside and later released him. During the search in Saakashvili's apartment, he went up to the roof of the house and was apprehended by the law enforcers there. 

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko later said that runaway oligarch Serhii Kurchenko funded Saakashvili's activities in Ukraine.

Early Dec. 6, a clash between law enforcers and supporters of the former Odesa region governor took place outside the Ukrainian parliament early Dec. 5 when police tried to storm the tent camp in order to locate and detain Saakashvili.

The police apprehended Saakashvili in Kyiv’s Solomianskyi district late Dec. 8. He was charged under part 2 of article 256 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (providing assistance to crime ring members and concealment of their criminal activity) punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison.

Being placed in Kyiv-based detention center, the politician went on an indefinite hunger strike.


Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3038603