The court extended the arrest of ex-MP Ephraim

The former Chairman of fraction of Party of regions in Verkhovna Rada Olexander Yefremov will remain in jail until at least March 12.

The corresponding decision of 12 January took Starobelsk district court in Luhansk region, reports UNN.

A video interview with TSN Alexander Efremov in his jail cell


10 Feb 2017, 18:15

The next hearing will be held on January 15, which will examine witnesses. Also, the court will hear the petition of lawyers of Ephraim on the abolition of measures of restraint.

Note that the ex-MP is detained for more than a year.

GPU accuses Ephraim of committing a number of crimes, namely treason, committing a deliberate action to change the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine in violation of the order established by the Constitution of Ukraine, committed by a person who is a representative of the authorities, on preliminary arrangement by group of persons, which led to serious consequences, organizational and other assistance in the establishment and activities of the terrorist organization “LNR”, the organization of capture of the building, which ensures the operation of public authorities (Luhansk regional state administration), and aiding in the capture of the building, which ensures the operation of public authorities, of USBU in the Luhansk region.

Ephraim was detained more than a year ago, on July 30, 2016 at the airport.

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