Against activist Shabunina reopened the case

Против активиста Шабунина возобновили дело

Vitaly Shabunin

At the Center of combating corruption, headed by Vitaly Shabunin, consider the actions of prosecutors and police pressure on activists.

Police reopened the case about beating of the head of the public anti-corruption action Center (CTC) Vitaly Shabunina by the assistant Deputy Vsevolod Filimonenko and preparing a new suspicion.

As reported on the organization’s website, January 15 the police in the initiative Filimonenko had to go through the simultaneous interrogation of his and Shabunina. And Filimonenko allegedly intends to prove that he is a journalist.

“The confirmation of a journalistic activities Filimonenko need investigators for criminality Shabunina more serious articles of the Criminal code,” believes the lawyer CTC Elena Serban.

The organization noted that the pre-trial investigation in the case Shabunina stretches more than half a year, and it involves nine investigators, but they still are unable to complete the investigation and refer the case to the court.

“Investigators for the fourth time extend the investigation through the Prosecutor’s office substantiating such a need every time other circumstances”, – noted in the CTC.

They regard such actions of prosecutors and police pressure on activists.

As reported Корреспондент.net8 June 2017 of the Dnieper river in Kiev military said Filimonenko struck a blow in the face which resulted in lasting health disorder of the latter in the form of closed injuries of the face.

Later in the Prosecutor’s office changed the article to suspicion, excluding professional journalistic activity of the victim Filimonenko.

Now the anti-corruption activist charged with intentional bodily injury of medium gravity (part 2 of article 122 of the Criminal code of Ukraine). Shabunina threatened with corrective works for the term up to 2 years, or restriction or deprivation of liberty up to 3 years.

In August, the Dniprovskiy district court of Kiev chose a measure of restraint for Vitaly Shabunina in the form of recognizance not to leave.