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 Court arrests former Justice Minister Lavrynovych for two months. PHOTOS

The court has granted the request of the prosecutor's office and chose a restraint measure of 60 days arrest without a bail option for former Justice Minister of Yanukovych period Oleksandr Lavrynovych.

Censor.NET correspondent reported from the court.

The Pecherskyi district court of Kyiv has chosen a restraint measure of 60 days of arrest until Nov. 2 for former Justice Minister of Yanukovych period Oleksandr Lavrynovych.

No bail option has been provided by the court.

The court ruled to arrest Lavrynovych straight in the court room.

Read more: Ex-Justice Minister Lavrynovych's case referred to court, - PGO

"I never did anything that would violate the law," Lavrynovych said.

Lavrynovych's attorney Yevhen Solodko said he would appeal the decision of the court.

After the hearing ended, Lavrynovych and his lawyer were waiting for the investigator in the Pechersk court building. The prosecutor banned Lavrynovych from leaving the court room without the investigator.

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Lavrynovych hugged politicians Novynskyi and Vilkul to say good-bye.

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On Sept. 6, Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko said PGO served indictment to former President Viktor Yanukovych and former Justice Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych for power grab through illegal return to Constitution of 1996 in 2010.

Former minister commented on this information by saying he did not consider his actions a crime and was just doing his job in 2010.

In 2004, the Verkhovna Rada adopted amendments to the Constitution, as a result of which Ukraine shifted from presidential-parliamentary to parliamentary-presidential republic. In 2010, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine returned the country to the presidential-parliamentary form of government, returning part of the authority to the president lost after the 2004 constitutional reform.
 
 
 
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