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 MPs hinder investigation of Yefremov’s case ignoring summons for interrogation - PGO

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The Verkhovna Rada Deputies avoid coming for questioning preventing completion of the investigation of the case against Oleksandr Yefremov, who is suspected of involvement in abuses during the adoption of the "dictatorial laws of January 16".

Head of Special Cases Directorate of the Prosecutor General's Office Serhii Horbatiuk said in an interview with Ukrinform, Censor.NET reports.

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"We would have already dismissed the case if we questioned the deputies who took part in the vote or were present in the Sessions Hall. All the complexity of the investigation is due to the fact that the people's chosen ones have no respect to the summons of the investigation. We summon them for the third, for the fourth time but they do not come - both opposition and pro-government deputies, both sitting and former ones," he said.

Horbatiuk added that Special Cases Directorate regularly appeals to the Verkhovna Rada chairman and the Verkhovna Rada Secretariat head regarding the MPs' failure to come for questioning.

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According to the PGO's Special Cases Directorate head, former First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ihor Kaletnik and Chairman of the Counting Commission Volodymyr Oliinyk, who are currently in the wanted list, have been served a notice of suspicion in the case on the adoption of the "dictatorial laws of January 16". Oleksandr Yefremov is currently under house arrest. Ten members of the Counting Commission have also been served a notice of suspicion.

 
 
 
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