Court retains measure of restraint for ex-minister Shvaika with possible release on bail
The Pechersky district court of Kyiv has rejected the petition of defense lawyers of head of Kharkiv regional organization of Svoboda All-Ukrainian Union and former Agricultural Policy and Food Minister Ihor Shvaika to change the measure of restraint for him from bail to personal recognizance, the press service of Svoboda has reported.
"The court rejected the petition of Ihor Shvaika to change the measure of restraint. He is left in custody with a possible release on bail," Svoboda said on its Twitter page.
As reported, on September 10, Pechersky district court of Kyiv released Shvaika, who is suspect as a part of a criminal proceeding to investigate the clashes outside the Verkhovna Rada on August 31, under personal liability of the parliamentarians for a two-month term.
Later on, the Kyiv Court of Appeals has changed a measure of restraint for Shvaika for putting into custody by November 4 with a possible release with UAH 1.2 million on bail is paid. The same day his party colleague ex MP Oleksandr Myrny paid necessary funds.
On November 3, Pechersky Court extended the custodial term for Shvaika for another two months, by January 4, 2016.
On December 23, 2015, Pechersky District Court of Kyiv extended a custodial term for Shvaika until February 23, 2016 with a possible release on bail.