16:34 27.03.2013

One of 'Dnipropetrovsk terrorists' pled victim in case on falsified testimonies against him

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The prosecutor's office in Dnipropetrovsk region has opened criminal proceedings under an appeal from a defendant in the case on the terrorist attack in Dnipropetrovsk, Dmytro Reva, on falsified testimonies against him, which was used to justify his detention.

As Reva's lawyer Vitaliy Pohosian said on Monday, on March 22 his client was questioned as a victim.

"The matter concerns a call made from Reva's telephone to the phone of Viktor Sukachov (one of the defendants in the case on explosions in Dnipropetrovsk), which was interpreted by the state prosecution as an attempt to report to his partner in crime about a search of Reva's house," Reva's sister, lawyer Oksana Tomchuk, said at the press conference.

"The criminal proceedings were opened under Article 364-365 of the Criminal Code and concern three people: an SBU operative agent, an investigator of the Security Service of Ukraine, and an investigator of the Interior Ministry. The materials of the case proved that a phone call to Sukachov was made not by Reva, but an employee of the Security Service of Ukraine," she added.

Tomchuk also noted that consideration of the case started after the relatives has a reception at the president's administration, and deputies made a number of inquiries. She also said that the police would try 'to bleach out their sins and mistakes, and to protect their employees.'"

According to lawyer Pohosian, the steps to uncover the falsification of the case could prove his client's innocence.

"During the questioning of Reva, the state prosecution put no questions about his testimony at the court. These small stones, which as a result could create a hill, could prove Reva's being not implicated in the terrorist acts. The judges will have every reason to clear Reva, since the accusations [against him] are based only on conjecture," the lawyer said.

As reported, on January 3, 2013 Reva wrote an application to the prosecutor's office on a criminal violation by the investigatory group during search in his flat.

On April 27, 2012, four explosions occurred in a one-hour span in Dnipropetrovsk, injuring 31 people, including 10 teenagers, while 26 victims were hospitalized. All the explosive devices were planted in concrete trash containers.

In May 2012, police officers arrested four residents of Dnipropetrovsk. Lev Prosvirnin and Reva were charged with a terrorist attack committed on preliminary collusion by a group of persons (Part 5, Article 27, Part 2, Article 258 of the Criminal Code). All of them were also accused of organizing three terrorist attacks in Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Zaporizhia in October-November 2011.

Defendants Prosvirnin and Reva pleaded not guilty.

During the questioning, Reva said repeatedly that he was not involved in the bombings, does not plead guilty and that the case against him was trumped up using a phone call that was made by a police officer.

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