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 Probe into Maidan crackdown: NABU, PGO raid Interior Ministry ex-officials’ homes, offices

The members of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGO) conducted a number of searches as part of the investigation into crimes against the Maidan activists.

Censor.NET reports citing the NABU press service.

The agency noted that firearms, ammunition, documents, and computers were seized in a joint operation of the NABU Special Operations Directorate detectives and members of the PGO Special Investigation Department.

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"More than a dozen searches were carried out in several regions of the country as part of the investigation of criminal case initiated against senior government and law enforcement officials suspected of possible obstruction to hold legal meetings, rallies, marches and demonstrations, abuse of power leading to extensive casualties among the protesters and infliction of bodily injuries of varying severity.

"The officials also face charges of providing illegal additional monetary incentives to law enforcement personnel involved in the maintenance of public order during protests between December 2013 and February 2014 to stimulate implementation of their offensive intentions," the statement reads.

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It is noted that the law enforcers searched the offices and homes of ex-deputy chief of the Public Security Department - ex-head of the Interior Ministry Directorate and other individuals possibly involved in these crimes.

"The pre-trial investigation is carried out by the PGO Special Investigation Department," the agency added.

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The prosecutor general previously reported that 35 persons had been convicted for crimes against the Maidan activists, another 152 individuals were being tried, and about 190 suspects were under the pre-trial investigation.
 
 
 
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