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 Former MP, the Counting Commission secretary who signed the dictatorial laws, arrested

The Prosecutor General's Office served a notice of suspicion to former Verkhovna Rada deputy from the Communist Party and Counting Commission secretary Serhii Hordienko.

Censor.NET reports citing the Prosecutor General's Office press service.

The statement reads: "The Prosecutor General's Office served a notice of suspicion to the former Verkhovna Rada deputy and Counting Commission secretary in committing a crime under part 2 of the Article 364 (abuse of power or official position) and part 2 of the Article 366 (document forgery) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine within the pre-trial criminal proceedings initiated on the organization and conduction of legislation enacted in the Verkhovna Rada January 16, 2014 aimed at preventing peaceful protests.

"The mentioned lawmaker was the secretary of the Counting Commission of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and together with other members signed the Counting Commission protocol, which actually granted these laws the status of the official document. Investigators have reasons to believe that these laws were not voted in practice."

According to the Ukrainski Novyny source in the Prosecutor General's Office, Pechersk district court of Kyiv arrested former Verkhovna Rada deputy from the Communist Party faction Serhii Hordienko on suspicion of promotion the adoption of the 'laws of January 16' and set a bail of about 100,000 hryvnia (about $4,000).

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