Censor.NET reports citing Avakov's Facebook page.
"The first Dnipro 'titushka' [mercenary thug - ed.] is already behind bars, sentenced to two months in prison. His mood in two photographs taken within two days differs... and his patrons did not help... more news to follow," the minister said.
Facebook user Viacheslav Poiezdnyk wrote: "Here is a video of the court hearing on the first 'titushka.' He says he came to the monument to meet with a friend. He remembers his name and fails to give his surname. After the judge asked him why he had hit the victim's face and body with his foot, no answer followed. The lawyers brought a video showing that their defendant did not beat anyone. Prosecutors objected, saying the video had been edited!"
The 'titushka' said he had come to Dnipro to visit his brother. The latter and lawyers asked the judge to place him under house arrest or remand on bail. In the end, the court ordered a 60-day custody with an alternative of a 128,000 hryvnia ($4,840) bail.
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