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Tycoon Ihor Kolomoyskyy's arrest extended until 2 December

His lawyers requested round-the-clock house arrest. 

Tycoon Ihor Kolomoyskyy's arrest extended until 2 December
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The Shevchenkivskyy District Court of Kyiv has extended businessman Ihor Kolomoyskyy's arrest until 2 December 2023.

The relevant decision was made by investigating judge Olena Meleshak on Friday, 27 October, Suspilne reports.

The lawyers requested that custody be replaced with round-the-clock house arrest. The businessman's defence lawyer, Oleksandr Lysak, said that Kolomoyskyy's health had deteriorated in the remand centre.

Like judge Inna Mikheyeva three days ago, judge Meleshak also ordered the administration of the remand centre where Kolomoyskyy is being held to arrange a full medical examination for him.

The bail amount, 3.9bn hryvnyas, remains unchanged. 

Earlier, the court also dismissed the defence's motion and left Kolomoyskyy in custody. However, it also ordered that the oligarch be provided with medical care. Earlier this month, the Kyiv Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal filed by Kolomoyskyy's lawyers, who asked that his bail of UAH 3.9bn be dropped.

In September, Kolomoyskyy was issued three notices of suspicion: on 2 September over asset legalisation and fraud; on 7 September, he and five other PrivatBank employees were notified of suspicion by the National Anticorruption Bureau over embezzling more than UAH 9.2bn of PrivatBank funds; on 15 September, the Security Service of Ukraine announced him a suspect in the case of the illegal seizure of UAH 5.8bn in 2013-2014. The next day, the Shevchenkivskyy District Court increased the bail from almost UAH 510m to UAH 3.9bn.

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