12:11 12.02.2018

Court arrests former MP Shepelev for two months

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Court arrests former MP Shepelev for two months

Pechersky District Court of Kyiv has chosen a measure of restraint in the form of two-month detention for former Ukrainian MP Oleksandr Shepelev, who is suspected of high treason, according to the 112 Ukraine television channel.

Such a decision was made at a court session early on Saturday, February 10.

The decision may be appealed at Kyiv Court of Appeal within five days.

Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine on high treason, under which Shepelev is charged, does not provide for the possibility of posting bail.

Shepelev's lawyers said they would file an appeal.

Several criminal proceedings were opened against Shepelev in various district courts of Kyiv, including the case on intentional murder, prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko said.

As reported, former People's Deputy of Ukraine (fifth and sixth convocations) Shepelev was detained in March 2015 by Russian law enforcement officers after he fled the ambulance hospital in Kyiv in the summer of 2014 together with a security guard. The ex-MP was declared internationally wanted by law enforcement agencies of Ukraine. The wanted ex-deputy was accused in Ukraine of stealing Rodovid Bank's money and ordering several murders, in particular, of banker Serhiy Kyrychenko in 2003 and police colonel Roman Yerokhin in 2006, and an attempted assassination of banker Serhiy Diadechko in 2012.

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