Starobilsk, the court extended the arrest of Ephraim

Старобельский суд продлил арест Ефремова

The former head of the faction “Party of regions” has been in custody for more than two years.

Starobilsk district court of Lugansk region has left under guards eks-the head of the parliamentary faction “Party of regions” Alexander Efremov. About it reports “UKRINFORM”.

“The court considers inappropriate release from detention under house arrest of the accused Oleksandr Yefremov. The term of arrest extended to June 22, 2019”, – stated in the decision of the court.

The resolution refers to multiple hazards, in particular, the possibility for the accused to travel outside Ukraine.

The judge also recalled that some witnesses who are on the case, received threats and were forced to write statements to the Prosecutor, on the basis of which was prosecuted.

Lawyers petitioned to change the measure of restraint on house arrest.

Recall that Ephraim is accused of treason, committing a deliberate action to change the state border of Ukraine, organizational and other assistance in the establishment and activities of the terrorist organization “LNR”, the organization seized the building that housed the Luhansk regional state administration and USBU in the Luhansk region.