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 Appeals court rules against arrest of Martynenko

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The appeals court has decided to leave former People's Front MP Mykola Martynenko released on bail of Ukrainian lawmakers.

A Censor.NET correspondent reports.

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has dismissed a motion by the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) and left former lawmaker Mykola Martynenko released on bail of people's deputies.

During the court session, Martynenko complained of being under surveillance. The prosecution denied his allegations and said that Martynenko had violated procedural obligations and was putting pressure on judges.

Read more: SAP demands to arrest Martynenko for his interview with Censor.NET

On May 3, SAP prosecutor Symkiv told journalists the prosecution was set to initiate the freeze of all Martynenko's assets. Symkiv did not specify the exact date, referring to the secrecy of the ongoing investigation.

Ex-MP Mykola Martynenko was apprehended on the evening of April 20. He is faced with charges of the purchase and sale of uranium concentrate through an Austrian intermediary firm.

On April 22, the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv ordered that Martynenko be released on bail of Ukrainian parliamentarians.
 
 
 
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