Indictment in attack on MP Nayyem referred to court

The prosecutor's office in charge of Kyiv has approved and referred to court an indictment against individuals involved in attack on member of the Ukrainian parliament Mustafa Nayyem.

As reported by Censor.NET citing a statement by the press service of the prosecutor's office, the actions of the three persons involved in the attack that took place after a road-rage incident near Bessarabska Square in downtown Kyiv on April 30, 2018 were defined as offense punishable by part 2 of article 296 (disorderly conduct committed by two or more persons) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The suspects and their lawyers have already got acquainted with the case files, received copies of the indictment, which was referred to Kyiv’s Shevchenkivskyi district court for consideration on the merits on Oct. 2.

Moreover, another assailant, the one who actually punched the lawmaker in the face, was served with charge papers in absentia. His actions were defined as intentional moderate bodily injury punishable by part 2 of article 296 and part 1 of article 122 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Separate criminal proceedings were instituted against the attacker since he was put on the international wanted list.

As reported, Nayyem was injured in a road rage incident in downtown Kyiv on April 30. The MP was taken to hospital with a broken jaw and subsequently underwent surgery.

Police officers established that the lawmaker was riding in his car towards Bessarabska Square. A Mercedes cut his car off which caused a quarrel between the MP and a group of persons that accompanied the driver of the Gelandewagen. One of the assailants punched the MP in the face during heated argument.

The offenders fled the scene. The law enforcers later detained three persons. One more person managed to escape to Baku.

On May 1, Kyiv Prosecutor's Office served charge papers to the detainees.

On May 2, the Interior Ministry put the runaway attacker, Magomed-Amin Saitov born in 1989, on the wanted list.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3089130