The Pechersky district Court of Kiev left bail former Chairman of the faction of the Ukrainian Party of regions Oleksandr Yefremov until 1 August, said on the first day weekend Last news his lawyer Alexander Melnikov.
"The court yesterday extended the measure of restraint to the end of the investigation, the limits of investigation on the case until August," he said.
the story is about the measure of restraint in one of the criminal cases Against Ephraim, concerning the vote in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for the " dictatorial laws ". In February the Court in the present case 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 this amount. Later forbidden measure was first extended until may 1, and until July 1.
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. 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, who served at that time as President, 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.