The lawyers plan to appeal the decision on taking into custody Shepeleva
The lawyers will file an appeal the decision of the Pechersk district court of Kyiv on the detention of former MP Alexander Shepeleva.
This was stated by attorney Denis Anikin after the court’s decision about taking ex-Deputy in custody until 8 April, writes UNIAN.
“We will appeal against it. We believe that it (the court decision – red) is absolutely illegal, unfounded. We proved it in court. We believe that pressure from the military Prosecutor’s office,” said Anikin.
Defender Shepeleva in court threatened with a weapon, the employee of the Prosecutor – GPU
“We have substantiated their arguments and the relevant documents, which the court actually has not taken into account,” – said the lawyer. He argues that the case has all the hallmarks of political persecution.
Also defender Shepelev added that the court did not accept the arguments of the defense on groundless suspicions and regarding the inadmissibility of the evidence of the prosecution.
Recall, February 8 former MP Alexander Shepelev was detained near Kiev, when he himself had a license, “MGB DNR” and Ukrainian passport issued in another name – Nicholas Boruch, as well as the identity of the MP to his name.
Today, 9 February, the Pechersky district court decided to choose a measure of restraint Shepelevo behind closed doors. Prosecutors are asking to take the former people’s Deputy under arrest without the right to bail.
Wanted ex-BYUT Deputy Alexander Shepelev on the night of July 6 2014 ran away with the escort of the emergency hospital, where he was treated after being extradited and detained.
Case against ex-MP was initiated in 2012. Shepelev accused of involvement in the embezzlement of funds of “Rodovid Bank” for the sum more than 220 million UAH during the Premiership of Yulia Tymoshenko, and also in participation together with businessman Pavlo Borulko in the organization of embezzlement of public funds of refinancing of the national Bank in the amount of 315,3 million UAH in March-may 2009.
Subsequently, the Ukrainian interior Ministry reported that Shepelev is on the international wanted list on suspicion of attempted murder and embezzlement. He was arrested in Russia in March 2015, after which the Russian court decided to extradite him to Ukraine, but the extradition never took place.
In addition, the ex-Deputy was involved in the cases on the murder of the head of the Supervisory Board of “Avtokrazbank” Sergey Kirichenko in January 2003 and the attempt on the life of former shareholder “Rodovid” Sergey dyadechko.
Shepelev was twice elected to Parliament on the BYUT list, but in 2010 he was expelled from the faction and joined the faction of the Party of regions, where all subsequently left. In the parliamentary elections in 2012 I stood on the majority district No. 13 (Vinnytsia region) as the independent candidate, however, took only the 7th place.
Videoprojektori were still able to catch former MP Alexander Shepeleva
Shepelev previously escaped from prison. He was detained near Kiev. He is suspected in assassinations, the theft of depositors ‘ money in the Bank “Rodovid” and treason. The Prosecutor General’s office reported that Shepelev was arrested with a set of forged documents on fake name.
At the end of March 2014, the Shevchenko district court of Kiev chose for Shepelev a measure of restraint in the form of a two-month arrest. Subsequently, the former MP was transferred to a hospital, where he escaped. In September 2014, Interpol declared wanted fugitive, after less than a year he was detained in Moscow and arrested. In August Shepelev came from a Russian jail.
3 APR 2015 the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine appealed to the Russian colleagues with the request for extradition of ex-MP. In August 2016, the GPU reported that Russia officially rejected Ukraine in the extradition Shepeleva because of his cooperation with the FSB.
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