He was taken out from the courtroom accompanied by the law enforcement officers after some time and quickly put into a van with tinted glasses that rushed to an undisclosed location.
MPs and lawyers of Korban who attended the court session tried to prevent the departure of the convoy from the territory of the court, but to no avail. Some deputies, journalists, and social activists followed the motorcade of the law enforcement officers.
The lawyers and the remaining MPs declared that Korban was "kidnapped" by the law enforcement officers, since the 72-hour period of the politician's detention expired Tuesday at 8:20 a.m., with no pretrial restriction imposed by the court until that time. Korban was hospitalized from the courtroom the day before after he felt bad during the hearing at the Novozavodskyi district court of Chernihiv.
The court continued hearing the case against Hennadii Korban in the evening Nov. 2.
His defense had several times lodged a motion for disqualification of the judge. Law enforcement officers alleged Korban of crimes under several articles of the Criminal Code, including kidnapping and car theft.
Korban has already complained of being tortured. His lawyers intend to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.