Ukrainian activists scuffled with police Before the court in the case against mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes, who is accused of kidnapping and beating of participants of " euromaidan ", said the Ukrainian media.
in the Kiev district court of Poltava on Tuesday began a meeting of the court in the case of the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes. Before the meeting at the courthouse gathered activists of automaidan and other social activists are demanding from the judgment of conviction, reports the Ukrainian portal " Details ".
According to witnesses, the tuple Hennadiy Kernes came to the courthouse an hour before the meeting. Yesterday the Deputy Prosecutor General Davit Sakvarelidze also made a promise to come to the meeting. When activists tried to go to the court house, police blocked the exits. Under the walls of the court scuffle ensued. Later, the activists were still able to go to the court house. However, the Kiev district court of Poltava postponed consideration of criminal proceedings concerning the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes on August 26 to the protection of victims has reviewed the motions filed by the lawyers on Facebook, reports UNN. Remember, the Mayor of Kharkiv dismissed against him by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine charges in the kidnapping and beating of active participants of euromaidan and called the case against him was falsified. Case under the criminal code on the mayor of Kharkiv was opened in March 2014 on suspicion of threatening liquidation, torture and kidnapping. Kernes said that the case against him under the criminal code falsified the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov. On April 28 of the same year, Kernes was assassinated: he received a small wound in the back, the bullet had nicked a lung and liver, also damaged the spine. After surgery, the mayor returned to work. In July Kernes said he did not believe in Russian trace in the case of the attempt on his life, he felt guilty Avakov and the head of Kharkiv regional state administration of Igor Balota. In the last month of summer last year Avakov said that the trial against the head of Kharkiv on suspicion of the threat of liquidation, torture and kidnapping resumed.