Pechersk district court of Kyiv has extended for one month the measure of restraint in form of arrest with bail in the amount of 3, 65 million UAH (about 170 thousand dollars) to the former Chairman of fraction of Party of regions in Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Yefremov, said on Wednesday Last news lawyer Ephraim Alexander Melnikov.
the story is about a measure of restraint during 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 chose to it a measure of restraint in form of detention for two months with the possibility of adding 3 Deposit, UAH 65 million, after adding his pledge was released.
"Today, the court extended the measure of restraint until November 1," said Miller.
Ephraim brought against two things. The first charges him with abuse of office and forgery (concerns the adoption of "dictatorial laws" ). Another thing related to incitement of national conflict. The Prosecutor General's office also is investigating the case under the criminal code on the fact of organization and conduct of January 16 last year a vote in Parliament for bills that limit the ability of peaceful protests.
Adopted by the Parliament in January 2014, in the midst of 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, has allowed the blocking of Internet resources without the punishment of the court. Then opposing political force called these laws " draconian ". Their adoption has resulted in the aggravation of confrontation between the Maidan and the authorities. At the end of January, the laws were abolished.
A month later the Ukraine was a coup. The Verkhovna Rada ousted Viktor Yanukovych from power, changed the Constitution and appointed early presidential elections, the results of which the new President of the country became Petro Poroshenko. Fresh authorities began to sue the bureaucrats of the Yanukovych criminal cases.