Today at 8.30 the mayor Diamond Lugansk area Victor Shumilin began hunger strike under walls of regional prosecutor's office.
In its support to prosecutor's office of profit of 15 inhabitants Diamond.
Shumilin demands to restore it at work and to close the criminal case brought against it due to the lack of crime structure.
Since February 10 of last year it was temporarily discharged of fulfillment of duties of the city chairman for a consequence in connection with allegedly receiving a bribe in 1000 dollars in September, 2008 from one of businessmen of the city for rent of the land plot with a total area of 0,5 hectares.
According to the lawyer Shumilin of Valentina Bezrodnoy, concerning her client the crime according to Art. 370 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (bribe provocation) was committed. She considers that the consequence was held with violations, and witnesses "extremely got confused in the indications". Nevertheless, according to the lawyer, in January, 2010 the Stakhanov city court found Shumilin guilty and sentenced him to 5 years of imprisonment with a sentence delay for 3 years. Shumilin made the appeal complaint, and the Appellate court of Lugansk area cancelled a judgment and directed materials on additional research in regional prosecutor's office which again brought on August 12 to Shumilin the same charges.
In interview UNIAN Shumilin declared that to him "disturbed and prevent to work as the mayor of the colleague who sleep and see itself mayors Diamond". He claims that knows who stands behind provocation in relation to it, however considers that to call concrete surnames still early.
Shumilin added that "anybody isn't disturbed, unfortunately, with that he doesn't get paid one and a half years". According to him, on August 13, when it submitted the application for the protest action beginning, to it threatened that if it will begin it, concerning it will change a measure of restraint to a capture under guards.