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 Former Berkut company commander Dobrovolskyi, suspected of illegal detention of Automaidan activists, put under house arrest by court

The Pechersk district court in Kyiv has chosen a pretrial precaution for former Berkut riot police company commander Mykhailo Dobrovolskyi, placing him under house arrest. Dobrovolskyi is suspected of illegal detention of Automaidan activists on Kriposnyi Lane in Kyiv in January 2014.

This is stated in the court's ruling of Sept. 7, the text of which has been acquired by Ukrainski Novyny, Censor.NET reports.

The Prosecutor General's Office suspected that Dobrovolskyi, being the commander of the Berkut rapid response company of the Kyiv Police Directorate, had detained Automaidan activists using force together with other Berkut officers on Jan. 23, 2014. The activists were subsequently remanded by the court.

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Having heard the arguments of the parties, the court decided that the suspect must be under house arrest between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. every day and wear the electronic bracelet.

The former Berkut company commander will stay under house arrest until Nov. 7.

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