Appeals Court of Kyiv to continue to consider Korban's appeal against custody on Jan 13
The Appeals Court of Kyiv has postponed the consideration of an appeal by the defense team of UKROP Party leader Hennadiy Korban against the pre-trial restriction for him in the form of custody until January 13.
Presiding Judge Denys Masenko announced that the next meeting will start at 11.00 on January 13, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported.
As reported, Korban, a former deputy head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Administration, who recently ran in the mayoral elections in Kyiv, was detained during a sweeping special operation aimed at eradicating a criminal ring on October 31.
Korban was later notified of being suspected of 'setting up and participating in a criminal organization', 'obstructing elections commissions' activities' (implying misappropriation of a large amount of money belonging to the Country Defense Foundation charity organization),'illegally gaining possession of a transport vehicle' and 'taking hostage a government official' (implying an incident in which the chairman of the Ukrainian State Land Agency and the director of a Dnipropetrovsk city council department were taken hostage in Dnipropetrovsk). Korban was placed under house arrest until December 31.
On December 28, the Dniprovsky District Court of Kyiv ruled to change the pre-trial restriction measure for UKROP Party Leader Hennadiy Korban from house arrest to custody for a period of 60 days. The court sitting on this matter lasted for several days. The participants of the heating spent over 30 hours in court.
On Tuesday, January 5, the Appeals Court of Kyiv will consider the appeal by Korban's defense team against the ruling of Dniprovsky District Court.