Constitutional Court allows easing measure of restraint for suspected terrorists – source

21:20, 25 June 2019
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The court made a decision on Tuesday, June 25, in response to the constitutional complaint of MP Nadiia Savchenko, which she filed last year.

"Part 5 of Article 176 of the Criminal Procedure Code (preventive measures in the form of personal obligation, personal recognizance, house arrest, and bail cannot be applied to persons suspected or accused of committing crimes under Articles 109-114-1, 258-258- 5, 260, 261 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), the judges declared unconstitutional," the source told UNIAN.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Savchenko and former head of the Prisoners' Liberation Center "Officer Corps" Volodymyr Ruban, who was detained on the line of demarcation with an arsenal of weapons on March 8, 2018, is suspected of plotting terrorist attacks and a coup d'état.

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According to the investigation, the two planned to bomb buildings in the government quarter and assassinate government officials, as well as seize the building of the Verkhovna Rada.

Also, law enforcement officers documented the fact of transportation of weapons by Savchenko and Ruban in November 2017 from the occupied territory to Ukraine-controlled area for the commission of terror attacks.

Overnight April 16, the Brovary city district court released Savchenko and Ruban from custody as the term of remand had expired.

Savchenko is accused, among other things, of actions aimed at forcibly changing or overthrowing the constitutional system or seizing state power). In relation to persons suspected of this crime no other preventive measure shall be applied but the holding in custody.

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