10:18 12.06.2014

Prosecutor's office challenges Lozinsky's release, launches investigation

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Kyiv Regional Prosecutor's Office has filed an appeal against the decision of Boryspil City District Court to release for health reasons former MP Viktor Lozinsky who was convicted of murder.

"The prosecutor's office thinks such a court decision is illegal due to the fact that the court has not proved that the diseases mentioned in the medical records regarding the convict pose a threat to his life and make his further stay in prison impossible," the press service of the regional prosecutor's office reported.

The court also granted a petition of the prosecutor's office to summon experts who could provide additional explanations about Lozinsky's health and the possibility of his treatment in the colony.

"In addition, the prosecutor's office believes that the penal institution illegally released the convict, because public prosecutors filed an appeal within the terms envisaged by law, and the court's decision did not come into force," the prosecutor's office said.

In this regard, the prosecutor's office opened criminal proceedings against officials of Boryspil Colony No. 119 under Part 1, Article 367 of the Criminal Code (negligence).

Earlier, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk demanded that Acting Prosecutor General Oleh Makhnitsky take urgent measures to challenge the decision of Boryspil City District Court to free Lozinsky who was convicted of the murder.

Former MP Lozinsky who was convicted of the killing of a resident of Kirovograd region, Valeriy Oliynyk, was released under a court ruling for health reasons.

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