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 Court imposes preventive measure on three suspects in Honcharenko abduction case

The Prymorskyi District Court of Odessa has chosen a pre-trial restraint against three suspects in the abduction of Petro Poroshenko MP Oleksii Honcharenko. Two of them have been remanded in custody, another one - put under house arrest.

Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine.

"Two people are suspected of organizing the kidnapping and have been remanded in a 60- day custody. The third defendant is the head of a printing house that, according to the investigation, produced materials inciting an ethnic conflict. He has been put under round-the-clock house arrest," a 112 Ukraine correspondent said.

Read more: Honcharenko's abduction ordered by local deputy who lost son in Odesa tragedy on May 2, 2014, - prosecutor

The suspects plead not guilty and consider the case to be a provocation against them.

Read more: "I took part in SBU's special operation to neutralize terrorist group," - lawmaker Honcharenko

48 people were killed and more than 200 received injuries during clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian activists in Odesa on May 2, 2014. Most of the victims died as a result of the arson in the House of Trade Unions on Kulykove Pole, where the pro-Russian activists' camp was located. However, the first deaths, caused by gunfire in the area of Hretska Ploshcha [one of the main squares of Odesa], were among the pro-Ukrainian activists.

The separatists behind the riot were detained. In April 2015, the prosecutor's office filed the first episode of the tragedy to court.

At the moment, the Malynivskyi district court of Odesa considers several episodes in the Odesa tragedy case.

20 people are still tried, with five of them staying in custody (including two Russians).
 
 
 
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