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C14 far-right group member indicted over Roma camp attack

The police raided his flat in the town of Boryspil earlier that day.

A coordinator of the C14 Ukrainian far-right group has been indicted over his alleged involvement in an attack on a Roma camp in Kyiv's Holosiyivskyy park. "During a criminal investigation into an attack on a settlement of persons on Lysa Hora [a hill] in the capital's Holosiyivskyy district, one of the suspects has been indicted under Article 296 Part 2 (hooliganism committed by a group of persons) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine," the media liaison office of the Kyiv police has reported. Investigators are preparing materials for a court to select a preventive measure for the young man, the police said, according to UNIAN.

A source in the police told UNIAN that it is Serhiy Mazur, a member of the C14 (Sich) right-wing nationalist organization and an aide to a member of parliament of Ukraine. The police raided his flat in the town of Boryspil outside Kyiv on Tuesday, 10 July, as part of investigative actions. About 50 activists, members of C14 and other nationalist organizations, and MPs gathered near his house to block the search, as the police reportedly failed to produce a warrant.

As UNIAN reported earlier, C14 members were reported to have attacked a Roma camp in Kyiv's Holosiyivskyy district on 21 April 2018. The police said the incident was being investigated under two articles of the Criminal Code – "deliberate damage to property by arson" and "hooliganism."

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