Kiev Court fined and released six rioters
Six earlier arrested protesters admitted in court that they are guilty of group disturbance of public order during demonstrations in the center of the capital. The persons were sentenced to a fine and released from custody in the courtroom.
On December 19, Pechersk District Court of the capital convicted 27-year-old graduate of the Kiev Construction and Architecture University, earlier (on December 1) arrested in connection with riots near the Presidential Administration, said the Prosecutor’s Office.
On December 17, Shevchenko District Court announced the verdict to 22-year-old resident of Cherkasy, who was earlier (on December 1) arrested in connection with riots in front of the Kiev City Administration.
Also on December 17, Shevchenko District Court approved a plea agreement in respect of 27-year-old from Lvov, who also admitted his guilt in the group public disturbance near the City Hall building on December 1.
On December 13, the Prosecutor’s Office reported that the three arrested activists previously admitted in court that they are guilty in a group disturbing of public order during demonstrations in the capital.
During the pre-trial investigation, the suspects unconditionally recognized the fact of their active participation in the group disturbance of public order and agreed to enter into a plea agreement. Considering the sincere repentance of the defendants and their full recognition of the alleged crimes, the court approved the reached agreements and sentenced them to a fine.
In addition, on December 18, Pechersk District Court sentenced a 27-year-old resident of Lviv region, who was arrested in connection with the riots near the CM building and found guilty of a criminal offense under Part 2 of Art. 345 of the Criminal Code – threat or violence against law enforcement officers. During the pre-trial investigation the suspect admitted his guilt in the crimes he was accused of and signed a reconciliation agreement with the victim.
The court, considering the completeness of the evidence collected and the reconciliation of the parties, sentenced the defendant to a sentence of three years imprisonment, with one year on probation.