“C14” Nazi Sergey Mazur Was Let Off the Hook Concerning the Romani Camp Pogrom Case

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard



The Ukrainian courts cancelled the notification of suspicion of committing the pogrom of the Romani camp in Lysa Gora in Kiev handed to the coordinator of the C14 nationalist organisation Sergey Mazur. This was reported by h
is lawyer Viktor Moroz.

“On October 30th the  court satisfied our motion. The notification of suspicion handed to Mazur has been cancelled,” said the lawyer.

As was reported by the prosecutor’s office of Kiev, it already submitted an appeal against this decision, and the hearing on the appeal was appointed for November 11th.

At the same time, the press secretary of the prosecutor’s office Nadezhda Maksimets explained that the ruling concerned not the essence of suspicion, but the procedure of its delivery. The court decided that violations took place during the handing over of the notification of suspicion.

“Now in the Court of Appeal we will insist that suspicion was handed over in compliance with the current legislation,” said the press secretary of the prosecutor’s office.

In turn Moroz assured that they will challenge any new suspicion.

As was reported, in April, 2018 representatives of the “C14” nationalist organisation attacked a Romani camp in Lysa Gora in Kiev and also burned their tents and belongings.

On July 10th it was reported that the police searched the home of Mazur.

Later the police of Kiev reported on its website that “during the investigation as a part of criminal proceedings concerning the attack on settlements of persons on Lysa Gora in the Goloseevsky district of the capital, suspicion was declared to one of the persons involved under Part 2 of Article 296 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine”.

On July 18th Mazur was put under around-the-clock house arrest for 2 months.

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On August 7th the court softened the measure of restraint – Mazur was put under night arrest, from 22:00 until 06:00. The measure of restraint was supposed to be in force until September 18th.

The event was commented on by the public figure Anatoly Shariy.

“As I warned, the suspicion handed to Mazur concerning the attack on the Romani camp was cancelled. Now nobody is guilty of the attack. They attacked themselves. The Ukrainian authorities once again let European organisations demanding an objective investigation suck it,” said Shariy.

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