Kyiv court chooses house arrest, ankle bracelet as preventive measure against Kokhanivsky

21:14, 25 October 2017
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Kyiv's Svyatoshynsky District Court has rejected the petition of the prosecutor's office for the preventive measure against the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) Volunteers Movement Mykola Kokhanivsky, suspected of hooliganism, and chose a preventive measure in the form of around-the-clock house arrest with the obligation to wear an ankle bracelet, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

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According to the court's decision, Kokhanivsky must hand over his travel passport and other documents allowing him to cross Ukraine's border and appear at the first request of the investigator.

One of the lawyers of the suspect said the defense would appeal the decision of the court.

Read alsoHearings on Kokhanivsky case resume after he returns from hospitalAs UNIAN reported earlier, Kokhanivsky was detained after a brawl near Kyiv's Akademmistechko subway station on October 21 when he used a pellet gun.

On October 22, he was served with charge papers of committing a criminal offense under Part 4 Article 266 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (hooliganism). This article provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of three to seven years.

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