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 Home of non-governmental watchdog Rysenko who monitors NABU activities is raided by police, - Kharkiv City Council Member Cherniak. VIDEO (updated)

Friday morning, Dec. 2, the Kharkiv police came with a search warrant to Volodymyr Rysenko, a member of non-governmental oversight board monitoring activities of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).

Activist, volunteer, lawyer, Kharkiv City Council Member (Samopomich faction) Ihor Cherniak wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"The morning isn't starting with coffee... The home of lawyer of the Kharkiv Anti-Corruption Center and a member of public oversight board monitoring NABU activities Volodymyr Rysenko is being searched. The raid is carried out by the Kharkiv police pursuant to a warrant issued by the Pechersk district court of Kyiv. Judge Bilotserkivets, who issued the search warrant, was under investigation of the Kharkiv Anti-Corruption Center," he wrote.
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Cherniak later told Ukrainska Pravda that the search was carried out under a criminal case initiated against the company Rysenko worked for some time ago, but it was before the events that became subject of the investigation.

"He worked as a lawyer in this company back in 2013-2014. The criminal proceedings were initiated into this firm activities of 2015-2016, i.e. the events occurred after Rysenko had quit the job. But the Pechersk district court of Kyiv issued a search warrant despite this fact. Moreover, the judge ruled to impound hard drives, laptops, phones and the like," Cherniak said.

Kharkiv City Council member subsequently posted the court ruling and noted that the search warrant was not issued for the person who actually headed the raid.
 
 
 
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