The regular court session on the case of the Maidan activist Andrij Kolomiets took place on June 9th in Crimea. Kolomiets is accused of attempted murder of two employees of the special division "Berkut" in Kyiv during the Revolution of Dignity. "The prosecutor's office" requests for him 10 years in prison. The court can announce a sentence already on the 10th of June. It is reported by the Investigative Journalism Center with reference to the Field Human Rights Center.
"The prosecutor's office" has requested for Kolomiets 6 years in prison for alleged attack on fighters "Berkut", and 4 years for drugs allegedly possessed by him during a search.
On the 9th of June, during the meeting the judge rejected most motions of defense.
"Also the motion for examination was rejected, which could establish or refute the fact of electric shock torture applied to defendant", – the human rights activists informed.
According to projection of Kolomiets’ lawyer, the sentence will have accusatory character.
"During the trial, the lawyer of Kolomiets provided documents from the General Prosecutor's Office, which said that Andrij Kolomiets is not involved in the case on the attack on the "Berkut" employees in Ukraine. The response of the department provides information that Ukraine really is investigating a criminal case of attack on the Berkut workers during the protests in Kyiv in 2014. There are 33 persons among the victims who received injuries of varying severity and one dead", – Crimean human rights group said.
Let us recall that euromaidan activist, citizen of Ukraine Andrij Kolomiets is tried in occupied Crimea, he is accused of the alleged attempted murder of two former "Berkut" employees during the Revolution of Dignity in Kyiv. Kolomiets is charged with several articles of the Criminal Code: Art. 105 of the Criminal Code (murder of two or more persons (unfinished), Art. 228 (possession of drugs), Art. 30 (attempt to commit a crime).
On March 30th, the regular court session took place in Kyiv District Court of Simferopol, where the lawyer pointed out to the court the tortures to Kolomiets after the arrest, and pointed to the facts that indicate fabrications in this case. A witness for the defense also pointed to the fact that signs of torture were on Kolomiets’ body.