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MP Mykola Tyshchenko served with suspicion notice

A Ukrainian MP has been served a notice of suspicion of unlawful deprivation of liberty. 

MP Mykola Tyshchenko served with suspicion notice
Announcement of suspicion to Tyshchenko
Photo: State Bureau of Investigation

MP Mykola Tyshchenko was served a notice of suspicion of unlawful deprivation of liberty. The Prosecutor General's Office has approved a motion to impose a round-the-clock house arrest on the MP.

This was reported by the Prosecutor General's Office. 

"The Prosecutor General has served a notice of suspicion to the current MP of Ukraine on the fact of illegal deprivation of liberty (Part 2 of Article 146 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine)," the agency said.

They also added that, according to the investigation, a group of people, on 20 June in Dnipro, acting on the instructions of the MP and by prior conspiracy, unlawfully deprived a former member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of his liberty using physical force and special means. In doing so, they inflicted bodily harm on the victim and illegally detained him for a certain period of time.

In addition, in connection with the above events, another person who took an active part in the unlawful actions was served a notice of suspicion under Part 2 of Art. 127, Part 2 of Art. 146 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The measures to identify other persons involved in the criminal offence are under way. The investigation is ongoing.

Photo: SBI
Photo: SBI

Details of the case

  • On the afternoon of 20 June, a group of people attacked former DIU military officer Dmytro Pavlov in Dnipro. Unidentified men wearing balaclavas and camouflage attacked him, tried to handcuff him and started beating him. According to information from social media, the attackers may have been Mykola Tyshchenko's bodyguards. 
  • Subsequently, two criminal proceedings were opened over the attack in Dnipro on the former Kraken military unit of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine.
  • The Kyiv police officer who took part in the incident in Dnipro with the alleged bodyguards of MP Mykola Tyshchenko was fired.
  • Andriy Yermak commented on the video of the conflict between MP Tyshchenko and the military. He noted that Tyshchenko's behaviour was incompatible with the status of an MP. 
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