His lawyer Valentyn Rybin announced it to Ukrainski Novyny, Censor.NET reports.
"Yesterday, Nov. 16, the court started reviewing the indictment and extended Shcheholiev's pre-trial detention until Jan. 15," he said.
The next meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28.
The lawyer says his client will not request a jury trial.
Earlier, the court returned prosecutor's indictment against Shcheholiev twice.
On Sep. 29, 2015, the Prosecutor General's Office completed a pre-trial investigation against former Security Service chief in Kyiv and the Kyiv region Oleksandr Shcheholiev. He is charged with launching an anti-terrorist operation on Feb. 18, 2014 in downtown Kyiv to disperse Maidan protesters, following a criminal order by the then government.
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