September 2, 2015. The case against detained ‘Svoboda’ activists and other citizens, who have been seized by police after a grenade blast outside the Parliament, is to be tried in the Pechersk district court in Kyiv.

18 people, including ‘Svoboda’ members and ordinary citizens who were protesting against granting special status to the Donbas that day , will stand to the law.

- They (police) have been keeping the guys for three days, we can neither contact them, nor find out at least some information. The lawyer told me that they were accused of terrorist act organization, said perplexed Lena, detainee’s friend.


A few cars with enforcers have been keeping vigil near the court. According to the law enforcers, they simply maintain order to avoid provocations. Later it became known that the hearing was postponed. It is to be held at 3.00 p.m. in the other building of the Pechersk district court, Gaytsana Str., 4.