SAP demands to arrest Martynenko for his interview with Censor.NET


The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) claims that Martynenko did not have the right to talk with journalists about STEUERMANN company.

A Censor.NET correspondent reports.

Following a SAP's request, the court has added Mykola Martynenko's interview to the case materials. According to the prosecutors, the interview was in violation of defendant's procedural obligations.

The court did not specify which media outlet had published the interview.

The interview is seen as one of the arguments for placing Martynenko under arrest.

Censor.NET published an interview with Mykola Martynenko on April 28, 2017. Martynenko's press secretary confirmed in a comment to Censor.NET that this was the only interview of the ex-MP since he was detained.

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On May 3, SAP prosecutor Symkiv told journalists the prosecution was set to initiate the freeze of all Martynenko's assets. Symkiv did not specify the exact date, referring to the secrecy of the ongoing investigation.

Ex-MP Mykola Martynenko was apprehended on the evening of April 20. He is faced with charges of the purchase and sale of uranium concentrate through an Austrian intermediary firm.

On April 22, the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv ordered that Martynenko be released on bail of Ukrainian parliamentarians.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n439542