The court in Poltava postponed to 7 September the trial of the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes, suspected in the kidnapping and beating of protesters in support of European integration, said Tuesday on the Internet office of the Ukrainian Bureau.
"The court in Poltava postponed the trial of the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes, suspected in the kidnapping of the active participants of the Maidan and bullying them, on 7 September," - said in the report.
As reported by the journalist of Radio " Liberty ", the protection of the head of the Kharkov city filed a motion to recuse the Prosecutor, but the Court was not satisfied.
Prosecutor General's office first filed a case against Kharkiv mayor and his guards. Blame them in the kidnapping and beating of participants of "euromaidan" in March of last year. If guilt Kernes will prove, he faces five to 10 years of imprisonment. The mayor of Kharkiv rejects all charges in your own address.
at the end of February 2014 in Ukraine there was a coup, fresh authorities placed the responsibility for all incidents occurred in the process of " euromaidan ", the former leadership of the country. Were criminal cases concerning a number of bureaucrats, and special police force "Berkut" dissolved.