Ephraim arrest extended for 2 months – until October 7

Ефремову продлили арест на 2 месяца - до 7 октября

Starobilsk district court extended the measure of restraint ex-to the Deputy from Party of regions Alexander Efremov for 2 months. This was reported by the correspondent of the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

“Starobilsk district court decided to extend the contents of the former head of fraction of Party of regions Alexander Efremov for another 60 days, until October 7. In addition, the Board granted the petition of people’s deputies Yuri Miroshnychenko and Mykola Skoryk, wanting to take his ex-colleague on bail. As explained in his commentary to our channel Yuriy Miroshnichenko, the reason for their petition that they received from lawyers Ephraim information about that client within two years of the stay in prison has significantly deteriorated condition, and this can have unpredictable consequences”, – he said.

According to the correspondent, prosecutors during the meeting stated that the information provided by the lawyers about the condition of Ephraim, confirms the impossibility of his stay in jail. In addition, according to the prosecution, there is a risk that the ex-Deputy may influence witnesses.

Tomorrow, August 10th, the hearing will continue. The court is left to interview four additional witnesses from the 80 claimed by the prosecutors.

Ephraim is accused of organizing the seizure of the building of Luhansk regional state administration (part 3 of article 27, article 341 of the criminal code); aiding in the capture of the security Service of Ukraine in Luhansk region (part 5, article 27, article 341 of the criminal code of Ukraine).

Also him accused of deliberate action to change the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine in violation of the order established by the Constitution committed authority on preliminary arrangement by group of persons, which entailed serious consequences (part 3 of article 110 of the criminal code of Ukraine); organizational and other assistance in the establishment and activities of the terrorist organization “Luhansk people’s Republic” (part 1 of article 258-3 of the criminal code of Ukraine).

Ex-“regional” is accused of high treason (part 1 of article 111 of the criminal code of Ukraine).

Ephraim was detained July 30, 2016 at the airport in Kiev.

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