The General Prosecutor has transferred in court business of two former employees of “Berkut”, who are accused of abuse of power and official authority during the events of the revolution of dignity. This was announced by the speaker of the GPU Andriy Lysenko on his page in Facebook.
“September 11, 2018, the Shevchenko district court of Kyiv sent the indictment in the criminal proceedings against two former police officers of a regiment of special police “Berkut”, a subordinate of GU MVD of Ukraine in Kiev (one of which continues to be a current police officer). These persons are accused of abuse of power and office powers which was accompanied by painful and offensive to personal dignity of the victim’s actions, in the absence of signs of torture committed by a group of persons (paragraph 1 of article 28, part 2 of article 365 of the criminal code of Ukraine); illegal obstruction of the holding of meetings, rallies official, committed by a group of persons (paragraph 1 of article 28, article 340 of the criminal code); the drafting and issuing officer knowingly false official documents (part 1 St. 366 criminal code of Ukraine),” he said.
Lysenko also reminded that on similar facts the court was referred in the indictment regarding the former head of the KSCA, head of the public security Department of the MIA of Ukraine in Kyiv and 13 employees of Kiev “Berkut”.
So, the indictment against the four ex-“Berkut officers” was submitted to the court in July 2018, another one, against two former police officers in may. Also in court was given the case of former officer of the gpsu, who is accused of illegal transportation across the border of the employee of the Kiev “Berkut”, who is wanted for serious crimes.