17:26 05.01.2017

Kyiv Appellate Court to consider appeal against Yefremov's arrest on Jan 17

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Kyiv Appellate Court to consider appeal against Yefremov's arrest on Jan 17

Kyiv Appellate Court has moved the consideration of an appeal by former head of the Regions Party faction in the Verkhovna Rada of the seventh convocation Oleksandr Yefremov for January 17.

A meeting, which was planned for January 5, has been put off until January 17 in connection with the fact that the panel of judges is incomplete and therefore has no legal power.

The agency's interlocutor didn't say the time, when the January 17 court meeting starts. There is no information on this matter on the website of Kyiv Appellate Court.

As reported, Yefremov was arrested on suspicion of diminishing the territorial integrity of Ukraine on July 30 at the airport in Kyiv. He is suspected of assisting the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, as well as embezzling from Luhanskvuhillia coal mining enterprise.

Yefremov is suspected of state treason, activities deliberately undertaken by a citizen of Ukraine to diminish the nation's sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence. He is accused of supporting a foreign organization to conduct disruptive activities against Ukraine (Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Kyiv's Pechersky district court on November 24 approved a request from Ukrainian prosecutors to extend the length of his pretrial confinement until January 22.

On January 4, the main department on organized crime of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) of Ukraine on Wednesday sent to court an indictment in the criminal proceedings against Yefremov.

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