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 Parliament upholds apprehension and arrest of people's deputy Onyshchenko. VIDEO

The Verkhovna Rada has granted the motion of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) on bringing to criminal liability, apprehension, and arrest of Volia Narodu faction MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko.

Lawmakers voted each of the points separately. Bringing Onyshchenko to criminal liability was supported by 275 deputies, apprehension - 265, arrest - 263, Censor.NET reports.


Earlier, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine raided the office of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko March 16. The NABU stated that the searches were carried out under the pretrial investigation of criminal case initiated into abuse of office during sale of the natural gas jointly extracted with Ukrhazvydobuvannia SE.

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Prosecutor General's Office received a motion of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to lift the immunity of the people's deputy Oleksandr Onyshchenko in June.

On June 16, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko drafted a motion requesting the Verkhovna Rada's consent for criminal prosecution, detention, and pretrial confinement of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko. The Procedural Committee of the parliament allowed considering the withdrawal of parliamentary immunity of MP Onyshchenko on June 29.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/v396057