Yurii Sheliazhenko: How Ukraine Handles War Refusers

August 25th, 2023 - by The Source

How Zelenskyy’s Security Service Silences
Peaceful Voices 

The Source

(August 23, 2023) — In this episode of The Source, we speak with Yurii Sheliazhenko, Executive Secretary of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement, about why Ukrainian intelligence under President Volodymyr Zelenskyy raided his home and accused him of “justifying Russian aggression,” even though Yurii believes the Russian war against Ukraine is a crime against humanity.

Yurii is currently under house arrest and facing the possibility of 5 years in prison. We also examine the state of the peace movement and media in Ukraine and whether voices advocating for a ceasefire and de-escalation are given a platform. We also inquire about how the Ukrainian population is reacting to the martial law imposed by Zelenskyy, which prohibits men between the ages of 18 and 60 from leaving the country.

Furthermore we check the truthfulness of an article in The Guardian newspaper, which reports that mobilization officers roam the streets and load men into vans to send them to recruiting offices. Finally, we explore the question of why the Western media, particularly in Germany, continue to underreport such cases of human rights abuses in Ukraine.

Hearings on Yurii’s Home Arrest
Case No. 760/17969f
(introductory and final parts)

On August 15, 2023, the investigating judge of the Solomyanskyi District Court of Kyiv Sergienko G.L., under the secretary Shmaniv T.I., with the participation of the prosecutor of the department of the Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office Pavlyk S.A., the suspect Sheliazhenko Yu.V. defenders of S.V. Novytska, O.I. Veremienko, having considered in an open court session in the courtroom of the Solomyanskyi District Court of Kyiv the petition of the senior investigator of the Investigative Department of the Security Service of Ukraine in the city of Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast Novak O.S., agreed by the prosecutor of the Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office Pavlyk S.A., on the application of a preventive measure in the form of house arrest in relation to the suspect Yurii Vadimovich Sheliazhenko, born on February 2, 1981, in criminal proceedings No. 22022101110000288 dated August 11, 2022, –

On the basis of Part 2 of Article 376 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, the resolution part of the decision is announced, –

The request to be partially satisfied.
Order the suspect Yurii Vadimovich Sheliazhenko, born on February 2, 1981, to place him under house arrest, prohibiting him from leaving his place of residence at the address: Kyiv, Fortechny (Tverskyi) cul-de-sac, bldg. 9, sq. 82, in the time period from 10 p.m. 00 min. until 6 a.m. 00 min. the next day until 11.10.2023 inclusive, excluding the need to leave this home during an air raid and emergency medical assistance.

Impose on the suspect Sheliazhenko Y.V. until October 11, 2023, including, the following duties: to come to the investigator, prosecutor, investigating judge, court at every request; to deposit with the relevant state authorities your passport(s) for traveling abroad, other documents giving the right to leave Ukraine and enter Ukraine (if such documents are available); notify the investigator, prosecutor or court about a change of residence and/or work; refrain from communicating with persons identified by the investigator as witnesses.

Explain to the suspect Yu.V. Sheliazhenko that in accordance with Part 5 of Art. 181 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, employees of the National Police, in order to monitor his behavior, have the right to appear in the house where he is under arrest, to demand oral or written explanations on issues related to the fulfillment of his obligations.

The National Police body at the suspect’s place of residence shall be entrusted with the execution of the decision on the selection of a preventive measure in the form of house arrest.

The National Police body must immediately register the suspect Yu.V. Sheliazhenko, who has been placed under house arrest, and inform the investigator about it.

Control over the execution of the decision will be entrusted to the prosecutor in criminal proceedings – the prosecutor of the department of the Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office Pavlyk S.A.

The decision is subject to immediate execution.

The decision can be appealed directly to the Kyiv Court of Appeals within 5 (five) days from the day of its announcement, and the suspect – within the same period from the moment he was handed a copy of this decision.

The full text of the resolution will be announced on 18.08.2023 at 4:20 p.m. in the premises of the Solomyansky District Court, situated in Kyiv city, at Maksym Kryvonos street 25.
Investigating judge: Sergiyenko G.L.

On Sat, Aug 12, 2023, Yurii Sheliazhenko <shelya.work@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear friends,
The hearings regarding the investigator’s request for 24-hour home arrest to me for 60 days will take place in Solomianskyi District Court of Kyiv City 14 August at 15:30, judge Sergiyenko, the court building at Maxim Kryvonos street 25, room 10. I already uploaded the summons to a folder with other documents regarding the case:

Peace, Yurii