The court extended the arrest of Ephraim until January 22,

Суд продлил арест Ефремову до 22 января

Olexander Yefremov at the courthouse. Archive photo

The term of detention ex-the head of fraction of Party of regions extended by two months, until January 22, 2017. The correspondent reports about it “112 Ukraine” from the courtroom.

“Only that the court made the decision to leave Alexander Efremov in custody for another two months. Olexander Yefremov will remain behind bars until January 22, although the lawyers insisted on a milder measure of restraint. The court retired to the deliberation room rather suddenly. Protocol still remains the performances of the two lawyers and the Ephraim. But suddenly, Olexander Yefremov, made a statement that he refuses the services of his defence due to the fact that the court allegedly infringes on lawyers and does not fully Express the positions that they want and have the right to speak according to the law. Then the court retired to the deliberation room. Efremov, after the decision was announced that will appeal to the European court, to appeal, and explained the situation with the lawyers that his defense he was pleased to change to public defenders is not going to”, – told the correspondent.

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As reported, Efremova detained on suspicion in infringement of territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine on July 30 at the airport of Kiev. In addition to encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of the country, Ephraim is charged with direct support of a criminal organization “LNR”, and also illegal acquisition of property “Luganskugol”.