Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Suspect in Chornovil’s beating left in custody

Kyiv Court of Appeals upheld the detention of Serhiy Kotenko, suspected of beating of journalist Tetiana Chornovil. The corresponding ruling was announced by the panel of judges of the Court of Appeals, thus leaving the decision of Pechersk district court of Kyiv unchanged. During a hearing, Kotenko’s lawyer asked to change the measure of restraint for his client from detention to house arrest. Defender also drew the court's attention to the lack of materials proving the guilt of a suspect.

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