Yefremov participates in Starobelsky district court hearin
Luhansk region's Starobelksky district court has granted a request by the defense team of ex Party of Regions Verkhovna Rada faction head Oleksandr Yefremov for their client to be released from the detention cage at the court during proceedings against him," Yefremov's lawyer Andriy Smyrnov has informed the Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
"In order to provide comprehensive defense for Yefremov during the hearing the accused will be seated with his lawyers during the hearing. This is the first application of policies recommended by the European Human Rights Court at Ukrainian courts," Smyrnov said on Thursday.
As earlier reported, on January 17, 2017 the Starobelsky district court remanded Yefremov to pretrial custody until March 17. Yefremov's lawyer Oleksandr Melnykov said legislation does not allow that decision to be appealed.