Former Berkut member, wanted for beating Automaidan activists during Revolution of Dignity, apprehended by law enforces, - PGO

Former officer of Berkut riot police who was placed on the national wanted list for beating the activists of Automaidan civil society movement during the Revolution of Dignity was detained yesterday, Jan. 24.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGO).

"Special Investigations Department of the Prosecutor General's Office continues investigating and solving crimes committed during the Revolution of Dignity and making efforts to comprehensively and impartially scrutinize the circumstances of the relevant criminal proceedings to establish the undeniable truth.

Watch more: Historical clashes between Berkut and protesters in Hrushevskoho Street. VIDEO

"On Jan. 24, 2017, law enforcers detained a former officer of Kyiv's Berkut riot police detachment who has been long wanted for abusing power in collusion with other Berkut members as they illegally detained 18 activists of the Automaidan civil society movement using force against them and inflicting damage to their cars at Shchorsa and Hrushevskoho Streets in downtown Kyiv on the night of Jan. 23, 2014. He was detained under pre-trial investigation of the aforementioned proceedings," the agency reported.

Read more: National Police Spetsnaz, ex-Berkut officers take part in tournament "Glory to Berkut!"

"In addition, the detainee is charged with forging a report and perjury along with bringing false allegations of grave crimes against the activists, on the basis of which they were detained and prosecuted for alleged acts of hooliganism with subsequent incarceration.

"The detainee was served notice suspicion of committing offenses under part 2 of article 28, part 3 of article 365, part 1 of article 366, and part 2 of article 384 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The court was requested to impose pre-trial detention against him. The pre-trial investigation is underway," the PGO added.

Read more: Zaporizhia National Police deputy chief, participants in tournament with ex-Berkut fighters dismissed, - Interior Ministry
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n424809