Court remands three suspects in Nayyem attack to home arrest
Kyiv's Shevchenkivsky District Court has remanded three suspects involved in the assault on Member of Parliament Mustafa Nayyem (Petro Poroshenko Bloc) to home arrest.
Kyiv's Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) told the Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine news agency on Thursday that Russian citizen Magomed-Salikh Arbuevich Saitov, born 1996, a second year student at Kyiv's Polytechnic Institute, was put under 24/7 house arrest. The suspect has been in Ukraine since April 2, 2018, and possesses a temporary residence permit.
The court also remanded Russian citizen Umolt Ruslanovich Temerbulatov, born 1996, temporarily unemployed, to home arrest during night hours. According to the PGO, he has been in Ukraine since April 16, 2018, possesses a temporary residence permit and is seeking employment.
Ukrainian citizen Akhmed Abubakarovich Saitov, born 1999, unemployed, was also remanded to home arrest during night hours.
The brother of Mustafa Nayyem, Masi Nayyem said on his Facebook page the following on Thursday: "Russian citizen Magomed-Salikh Arbuevich Saitov is suspected of violating Part 2 of Article 296 of Ukraine's Criminal Code (hooliganism, group hooliganism). His participation in the incident was pushing my brother (this can be seen in the video of the incident). His participation in the fight that ensued is being determined by detectives, who have requested the suspect be remanded to house arrest. The court has remanded him to house arrest at his residence until June 30, 2018."
According to Masi Nayyem, the court obliged Magomed-Salikh Saitov to also wear an electronic bracelet and to appear for questioning by investigators as summoned, as well as to turn over documents required for him to leave Ukraine.
Masi Nayyem said the two other suspects are remanded to house arrest from 23.00 to 06.00 and are not required to wear electronic bracelets.
As previously reported, police said a fourth suspect in the attack on MP Nayyem in the center of Kyiv on April 30, 2018, had crossed the state border and left Ukraine's territory on a Kyiv-Baku plane.