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 Removal of Onyshchenko's inviolability to be considered at Rada's plenary session

The Procedural Committee of the Verkhovna Rada has allowed considering the withdrawal of parliamentary immunity of people's deputy Oleksandr Onyshchenko.

As reported by Censor.NET, the Committee took the decision after hearing a corresponding presentation by Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko and a speech by the charged MP.

According to the decision, the parliamentarians may consider only the issue of granting permission for bringing Onyshchenko to criminal liability, while the issue of his apprehension and arrest should be considered separately after an appropriate motion by the PGO.

Read more: Lutsenko requests Rada to strip MP Onyshchenko of immunity

As previously reported, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine raided the office of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko on March 16. The NABU stated that the searches were carried out under the pretrial investigation of criminal case initiated into abuse of office during sale of the natural gas jointly extracted with Ukrhazvydobuvannia SE.

On June 16, Andrii Parubii has instructed the Committee on Rules of Parliamentary Procedure and Support to Work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to promptly consider the motion regarding the stripping of the parliamentary immunity, arrest, and confinement of lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko, a member of Volia Narodu parliamentary group.

 
 
 
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