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 Activists gather outside Solomianskyi courthouse to wait for Nasirov's arrest. PHOTOS

People are seen gathering outside the building of the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv, where a hearing to choose a preventive measure against Ukraine's tax and customs service chief Roman Nasirov is to take place.

Censor.NET reports citing Automaidan NGO as saying on Twitter.

"Well, as we promised, Nasirov did not escape. People are coming again, waiting for him to be taken to remand prison with belongings," the report says.

Watch more: Automaidan blocked Nasirov in courthouse. PHOTOS+VIDEO

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"The first twelve hours of rallying have been quiet and peaceful. Suspect Roman Nasirov is still in the courthouse and feels fine. He even gave a few interviews and is still waiting for a court decision... According to the lawyers, both they and the suspect agree that the court hearing (on the disqualification of the judge and a preventive measure) is held at the Solomianskyi court at 10 Voznesenskyi Uzviz (former building of the Shevchenkivskyi court). Come here, it's important. We are waiting for all at 9:30 a.m. outside the courthouse," people's deputy (Petro Poroshenko Bloc) Mustafa Nayyem said.

March 2, NABU and SAP agents arrived at Feofania hospital to serve an indictment for criminal offence against Ukraine's chief taxman Roman Nasirov. The doctors barred the investigators and prosecutor from entering the ward saying Nasirov had allegedly suffered a heart attack . SAP head Nazar Kholodnytskyi said the decision to launch procedural activities into the case was made due to possible Nasirov's departure abroad and elimination of evidence. A video footage of Nasirov being served an indictment in Feofania hospital has been posted online .

SAP accuses Nasirov of taking unreasonable decisions on restructuring rental fees for the extraction of minerals, which helped Ukraine's fugitive MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko implement corruption schemes he is being charged with. This had lead to 2 bln hryvnia damage to the state ($74 million). Onyshchenko said the investigation would "prove nothing: there were no money in my relations with Nasirov."

Later, NABU said it was preparing a bail hearing inquiry regarding Nasirov. The detainee's lawyers say that Nasirov's health deteriorated and he underwent another surgery. SAP head Kholodnytskyi said he doubted Nasirov's diagnosis.

March 3, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine suspended Nasirov from office pending investigation. Myroslav Prodan was appointed acting head of the State Fiscal Service.
 
 
 
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