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Kiev’s appeals court extends journalist Oles Buzina murder suspect’s detention

October 22, 2015, 8:46 UTC+3 KIEV

The court has not changed the ruling has not approved the defense motion

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KIEV, October 22. /TASS/. Kiev’s appeals court turned down a motion of lawyers of Denis Polishchuk suspected of involvement in the murder of Ukrainian journalist Oles Buzina, the suspect’s representative said.

"Kiev’s appeals court has not changed the ruling of Shevchenkovsky district court on extension of Denis Polishchuk’s arrest and has not approved the defense motion," Markiyan Yatsenyak was quoted as saying by Ukrinform news agency.

Earlier, Kiev’s Shevchenkovsky district court extended Polishchuk’s detention until December 11.

On April 16, the well-known Ukrainian journalist, writer and TV presenter Oles Buzina was shot dead near his home in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. He was the author of two books — ‘Vampire Taras Shevchenko’ and ‘The Union of Plough and Trident.’ Buzina used to be the editor-in-chief of the Segodnya newspaper but had to quit his post because of censorship in March this year.

On June 8 Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies detained three men on murder charges — Andrei Medvedko and Denis Polishchuk among them. Later, the third man was released due to the lack of evidence.

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