Ex-Chairman of fraction of Party of regions in Parliament, Oleksandr Yefremov will remain under house arrest until July 1, said his lawyer Alexander Melnikov.
the story is about the measure of restraint in one of the criminal cases Against Ephraim, which comes to a vote in Parliament on the " dictatorial laws ". In February the court in the present case the court chose the measure of restraint in the form of detention for two months with the possibility of adding collateral 3, 65 million UAH, he was released after entering of pledge. Later, the detention was extended until may 1.
As explained by the lawyer, the restricted measure was first installed prior to 14 April, then was extended to may 1." currently extended until July 1,", - quotes the lawyer of the Ukrainian news Agency UNIAN. He said that the proper application of the Prosecutor satisfied the court at the end of April. Melnikov said that the story is about the case, which relates to abuse of position.
Against Ephraim brought two cases. The first charges him with abuse of office and forgery (concerns the adoption of the "dictatorial laws" ). Another case involves inciting ethnic conflict.
the Prosecutor General's office also is investigating the case under the criminal code on the fact of organizing and conducting on 16 January last year a vote in Parliament for the bills, diminishing the possibility of conducting peaceful protests.
Adopted by the Parliament in January 2014, in the midst of the protests on the main square of Kiev, on the initiative at that time, the ruling Party of regions laws were significantly tightened the rules of holding mass events, introduced criminal liability for libel, allowed the blocking of Internet resources without punishment the court. Then the opposing political force called these laws " draconian ". Their adoption has led to the aggravation of confrontation between the Maidan and the authorities. At the end of January, the laws were abolished.
in Ukraine, 22 February 2014, there was a coup. The Verkhovna Rada ousted Viktor Yanukovych from power, changed the Constitution and called early presidential elections, which resulted in the new became President Petro Poroshenko. Fresh authorities began to sue the bureaucrats of the government of the Yanukovych criminal cases.