Kyiv court overturns ruling to arrest Yanukovych in absentia in Maidan case

The appeals court also ordered the court of first instance to reconsider the investigator’s motion to select a preventive measure against Yanukovych in the form of detention.Photo from UNIANPhoto from UNIAN

Kyiv’s Court of Appeals has overturned the ruling to arrest former President Viktor Yanukovych in absentia in the Maidan case investigating mass killings of civilians on February 18-20, 2014.

The relevant decision was made by a panel of judges of the capital’s Court of Appeals who considered the motion submitted by Yanukovych’s lawyers to reconsider the ruling passed by Kyiv’s Pechersky district court of May 12, 2020, in absentia under which the former president was to be taken into custody, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

To cancel the ruling of the Pechersky district court of May 12, 2020, which granted the application of a preventive measure against Yanukovych in the form of detention within the period of a pretrial probe until July 10, 2020, without the right to bail,” according to the Court of Appeals’ ruling.

The Court of Appeals also ordered the court of first instance to reconsider the investigator’s motion to select a preventive measure against Yanukovych in the form of detention.

(C)UKRINFORM 2020

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