Police protecting MP Nayyem – Kniazev
Parliamentarian Mustafa Nayyem (Petro Poroshenko Bloc), who was beaten in the center of Kyiv on April 30, has been provided with personal bodyguard, head of the National Police of Ukraine Serhiy Kniazev has said.
"In the framework of the criminal procedure, citizen Mustafa-Masi Nayyem is provided with physical protection by police officers for the period we consider necessary," Kniazev told reporters in Chayky village, Kyiv region, on Monday.
As reported, Nayyem was attacked by unidentified individuals as a result of a road rage incident in the center of Kyiv on Monday, April 30. As a result of the beating, the lawmaker was diagnosed with a jaw fracture and a concussion.
Nayyem said that "four or five people" participated in the verbal skirmish on the road in the center of Kyiv.
Three detainees were declared suspects under Part 2, Article 266 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, which provides for up to four years of imprisonment.
On May 2, Kyiv's Shevchenkivsky District Court remanded three suspects involved in the assault on Nayyem to home arrest.
On the same day, it became known that the National Police had placed on the wanted list another suspect - Saitov, born in 1989. He is suspected under Part 2, Article 296 (hooliganism carried out by a group of persons) and Part 1, Article 122 (intentional bodily injury of medium gravity) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On May 5, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that Azerbaijani law enforcement officers had detained this suspect at the request of Ukrainian.