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 Court refuses to release former Party of Regions faction leader Yefremov

The Pechersk district court of Kyiv has dismissed the defense's motion for the release of former Party of Regions parliamentary faction leader Oleksandr Yefremov from the courtroom, citing the expiration of his detention at 7:28 a.m. on Thursday.

Judge Volodymyr Karaban argued that Yefremov's detention expires at midnight on Nov. 24, Censor.NET reports referring to Interfax-Ukraine.

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The extension of Yefremov's pre-trial detention has been considered for five days, starting from Nov. 19. The previous session, which started on the morning of Nov. 23, lasted for about 17 hours, ended at 3:15 a.m. on November 24 and was adjourned until 9 a.m.

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As reported, Yefremov was detained in Boryspil airport the morning of July 30 on suspicion of infringement of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Yefremov is also accused of financing separatists in the Luhansk region and appropriating the assets of Luhanskvuhillia SE.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n416350