The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine stated that as part of the investigation into the Maidan cases, the current lawyer, a former prosecutor of the Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office, was suspected on the eve, Radio Svoboda reports.
“The suspect is accused of illegal obstruction of meetings, rallies, street marches and demonstrations, committed by an official, with the prior conspiracy of a group of persons; abuse of office, as well as the prosecution of a knowingly innocent prosecutor, combined with charges of committing a particularly serious crime,” the statement said.
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, citing the investigation, on January 21, 2014, the former prosecutor, acting on a conspiracy by a group of individuals with his superiors and police investigators, “unreasonably agreed to report suspected riots to two illegally detained Euromaidan participants. Subsequently, the protesters were illegally remanded in custody”.
The names of the person who was notified of the suspicion are not indicated.
On November 21, 2013, Euromaidan started in Ukraine. It was a response to the authorities’ decision to stop preparations for the signing of an Association Agreement with the EU. The protests became larger after the dispersal on November 30 and lasted until February 2014. Security forces tried several times to disperse the protesters.
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, a total of 2,500 people were injured during the Revolution of Dignity, 104 of whom died – most in February 2014.
Later, the dead protesters began to be called the Heavenly Hundred. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, from February 18 to March 2, 2014, 17 security officers were killed while on duty in the center of Kyiv.