Dispersal of students on the Maidan: the investigation of the case against two ex-Berkut members is completed

Maidan Revolution

Investigators of the State Bureau of Investigation have completed the investigation of the case against two former Berkut members who took part in the dispersal of students on the Maidan on November 30, 2013, another ex-police officer was informed about the suspicion. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

Two former police officers of the Berkut Special Police Regiment, subordinated to the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kyiv, were charged with illegal obstruction of meetings and rallies, abuse of power or official authority by law enforcement officers, and forgery (Part 1 Article 28, Article 340, Part 1, Article 28, Part 2 Article 365, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

In addition, today, June 23, another former Berkut police officer was reportedly suspected of committing similar criminal offenses.

According to the investigation, on November 30, 2013, former law enforcement officers, exceeding their official powers, carried out administrative detention of participants of a peaceful assembly on Maidan Nezalezhnosti. During the detention, Berkut police used violence against the victims, which illegally prevented the rally. Subsequently, they also drew up reports of detention, in which they entered knowingly false information.

Natalia Tolub

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