Relatives of the murdered journalist Pavel Sheremet complain about the inaction of the General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko in the case of an explosion, committed two years ago.
His wife Elena Pritula requires to recognize her victim, according to the complaint filed by the lawyer for the family of Sheremet, Andrey Grits in Pechersky regional court of Kiev
Editor of “the Ukrainian truth” is convinced that the explosion, which occurred at the corner of Ivan Franko and Bogdan Khmelnitsky July 20, 2016, 7:45, was a terrorist act:
“The audacity with which the terrorists acted, indicates that the purpose of the crime was not the murder of Pavel Sheremet and obtain the psychological effect of panic and oppression of the witnesses of the attack, viewers and friends of the deceased Pavel Sheremet in their own security. It is obvious that the offence is committed for the purpose of intimidation of the population and of journalists in particular.”
27 Feb 2018 Olena Prytula appealed to the Prosecutor General with a statement in which he asked to investigate this case as a terrorist attack, which led to the death of a person.
But until August 1, Yuriy Lutsenko at this statement didn’t react – pre-trial investigation under part 3 of article 258 of the criminal code has not started.
The criminal procedure code allows to appeal the inaction of the public Prosecutor.
Therefore, Olena Prytula asks the court to order the attorney General “shall promptly make the information in the Unified register of pre-trial investigations and begin an investigation into the Commission of criminal offences under part 3 of article 258 of the Criminal code of Ukraine, namely the terrorist act of July 20, 2016, which led to the death of Pavel Sheremet”.
Civil wife of the deceased demands to oblige Yuriy Lutsenko to recognize her victim in this production and allowed to participate in the process, the lawyer Andrey Hominy.