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 Court authorized arrest of former MP involved in voting for 'dictatorship laws'

The Pechersk district court in Kyiv has authorized the detention of former Member of Parliament Andrii Pinchuk, who is charged with signing the protocols of voting for the 'dictatorship laws' dated January 16, 2014.

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine press service reported, Censor.NET informs citing UNIAN.

The court satisfied the claim filed by a PGO investigator and authorized the detention of ex-MP Pinchuk in order to bring him to court, which will consider remanding in custody as punishment.

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According to the PGO press service, the prosecutors had been investigating criminal proceedings initiated on the fact of voting at the Verkhovna Rada on January 16, 2014 for bills aimed at putting down peaceful protests. During the pre-trial investigation in this case, former MP and member of the Verkhovna Rada counting commission Andrii Pinchuk was informed on March 3, 2015, that he was suspected of committing crimes under Part 2 of Article 364 and Part 2 of Article 366 of Ukraine's Criminal Code.

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It was established that Rada counting commission member Pinchuk together with other MPs had signed a protocol to grant the status of official documents to the laws that had been passed on January 16, 2014, the press service said.

"The investigators have proof to confirm that fewer MPs than required by Ukraine's Constitution voted for the adoption of these laws," the PGO said.
 
 
 
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