The Kievsky District Court in the Ukrainian city of Odessa has ruled to detain Sergei Dolzenkov and Yevgeny Mefedov, members of the Anti-Maidan movement who were previously found not guilty in a mass riots case, for 60 days.
A court in the city of Chernomorsk, Odessa region, earlier found five members of the Anti-Maidan movement not guilty in organizing mass riots in Odessa in May 2014. Maksim Sakautov, Yevgeny Mefedov, Sergei Dolzhenov, Vladislav Romanyuk and Sergei Korchinsky spent nearly three and a half years in an Odessa pre-trial detention center awaiting the court’s decision.
However, right after the not guilty verdict was announced, the prosecution brought a new charge against Dolzhenkov and Russian citizen Mefedov, so they were taken into custody once again. They are now facing separatism charges under Article 110 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code.