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 If Riot Policemen Accused of Mass Murder on Maidan Are Released to House Arrest, the Court May Turn to Ashes – Interior Minister Adviser

Today, at 3:00 p.m. the Pechersk district court in Kyiv started the trial of the two remaining Berkut riot policemen accused of mass executions at the Maidan in the morning of Feb. 20.

Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko wrote on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

According to him, the position of the Prosecutor's Office and the Interior Ministry is to keep them in custody until fair trial.

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"If the judges of the Pechersk court decide that these two shall also be released to house arrest, then I am afraid that the next morning they will have nowhere to go to work. There may be ashes instead of the court," Herashchenko said.

He added that it has been one and a half months from the time when their escaped leader was released under house arrest, and the society should know what actions have been taken to punish those judges who decided to release those accused of mass murder under house arrest.

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"Hopefully, in the nearest future the Prosecutor General's Office will report to the public regarding the actions taken against the judges of Pechersk and Appeal Court that decided Sadovnik (escaped policeman - ed.) will be comfortable and safe under house arrest. And his lawyer is shouting on every corner that Sadovnik could have been torn apart by families of the innocent victims, and that is why he supposedly either fled or was abducted by unknown people," the adviser to the head of the Interior Ministry concluded.

 
 
 
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