Accused in the murder of human rights activist Moskovskoy

Обвиняемому в убийстве правозащитницы Ноздровской

Yuri Rossoshanskiy faces life imprisonment.

Shevchenko district court of Kyiv for two months extended the arrest of Yuri Rossoshanskiy, accused in the murder of lawyer Irina Mostovskoy in December 2017.

The prosecution justified request for extension of detention period the risk of escape of the accused, of putting pressure on witnesses, destroy or damage evidence.

Meanwhile, the defense emphasized that the risks alleged by the prosecution are unfounded, their client is not guilty, and the crime was committed by other persons to set which failed by the police during pre-trial investigation.

The court extended the arrest of Yuri Rossoshanskiy, the Prosecutor’s office was read the indictment.

Also during the meeting the parties determined the order of examination of evidence: first, will be interrogated witnesses and examined the evidence for the prosecution then questioned the victims in the case, then questioned witnesses and studied the evidence for the defence, at last to interrogate the accused.

The case is heard by jury. The man charged with premeditated murder in case the evidence of guilt, he faces up to 15 years or life imprisonment. Following session on business will take place on February 18.

We will remind, Irina Noskovskaya disappeared at the end of 2017 and was found dead January 1 in a river in Vyshgorod district of Kiev region. Upon a premeditated murder the criminal proceedings are opened. The police said that the results of the preliminary examination, Noskovskaya died from multiple stab wounds.

Noskovskaya for a long time sought a conviction for Dmitry rossoshansky, which in 2015 had killed her sister Svetlana.

Dmitry rossoshansky is also the nephew of the Chairman of the Vyshgorodsky district court. In June 2017 Rossoshanskiy was sentenced to seven years imprisonment. 27 December 2017, the appeals court sent the case to the first instance and continued with the arrest of the accused for 60 days. During the court hearing, the accused’s father, Yuri Rossoshanskiy directly threatened Irina.

He was later arrested on suspicion of her murder. In July 2018, it was reported that the suspect in the case Moskovskoy changed to premeditated murder with special cruelty.