Kyivsky district court of Poltava, on 5 October will start to consider on the merits of the case concerning the mayor of Kharkov Gennady Kernes, suspected of kidnapping, beating and torture, said on the first day of the week Advisor to the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine, people's Deputy of the Parliament Anton Gerashchenko.
General Prosecutor's office first filed suit against Kharkiv mayor and his guards. Their blame in the kidnapping and beating of participants of Euromaidan in March of last year. If guilt Kernes will prove, to it threatens from five till 10 years of imprisonment. The mayor of Kharkiv rejects all charges in his own address.
"After nine preliminary court hearings, the Kyivsky district court of Poltava city decided to consider the case on suspicion of Kernes G. A. And 2 of his guards in the kidnapping, beating and torture of active participants of the Kharkiv Evromaydana on the merits. The meeting is scheduled for October 5th, " wrote Gerashchenko on his page century
at the end of February 2014 in Ukraine there was a coup d'etat, fresh authorities placed the responsibility for all incidents that occurred in the course of Euromaidan, former leadership of the country. Were criminal cases concerning a number of bureaucrats, And the special police force "Berkut" was disbanded.