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 Lutsenko suspends three PGO members pending investigation of conflict with NABU

Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko dismissed three employees of the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) for the time of the official investigation into the conflict with the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the PGO's press service.

"The decision to suspend PGO members from office was made in order to ensure efficient, prompt and impartial pretrial investigation in criminal proceedings carried out by the Main Investigation Directorate of the SBU," the press service informed.

See more: Prosecutor General Lutsenko discussed conflict between NABU and PGO with Sytnyk and Kholodnytskyi. PHOTO

As reported, the members of one of the PGO's departments detained two NABU operatives Aug. 12 and held them in unlawful detention for 11 hours without drawing up a record of arrest. The NABU detectives were carrying out directed surveillance in relation of prosecutors under several criminal proceedings from a safe house near the abovementioned PGO's department. The detained NABU members reported that physical and moral coercion was exerted on them.

See more: "Lutsenko, keep your hands off NABU!" - rally underway outside PGO. PHOTOS

Earlier, PGO's Major Fraud Investigations Department Head Volodymyr Hutsuliak claimed that three prosecutors were beaten by NABU commandos Aug. 12. On that day, the Prosecutor General's Office members found out that they were kept under surveillance from an observation post deployed on 7/9 Symona Petliury Str. in Kyiv.
 
 
 
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