Ihor case: court considers judging SEF inspectors for less serious crimes than homicide | Justice

Ihor case: court considers judging SEF inspectors for less serious crimes than homicide | Justice
Ihor case: court considers judging SEF inspectors for less serious crimes than homicide | Justice
The Lisbon Criminal Court – which is judging the three inspectors from the Aliens and Borders Service (SEF) for the crime of qualified homicide of Ihor Homenyuk on 12 March 2020 – will consider whether the defendants will be tried for the crime of offense to integrity qualified serious physical and aggravated by the result, that has a less serious penal frame. The information was given by the president of the panel of judges Rui Coelho at the 11th session, this Wednesday morning, who explained that the possibility of being judged for the crime of which they are accused is not excluded. But he stated that the ad intends to “Avoid surprise decisions”. “Does the court understand that the facts described in the indictment support such imputation [de ofensa à integridade física qualificada grave, agravada pelo resultado] that emerges as a minus relative to the original imputation [homicídio qualificado], in this containing itself. To that extent, we are facing a mere alteration of the legal qualification, to a less serious crime, which will be considered by the court in deliberative terms, which communicates in order to avoid surprise decisions ”, he said.

The three inspectors – Duarte Laja, Bruno Sousa and Luís Silva – are accused by the Public Ministry of the qualified homicide of Ukrainian Ihor Homenyuk on 12 March last year, in the temporary installation center of Lisbon airport. In the prosecutor’s order, the prosecutor accuses the inspectors of brutally assaulting Ihor Homenyuk, causing him to be killed.

“State of great prostration and handcuffed”

The Penal Code provides for a maximum sentence of up to 25 years in prison for the crime of qualified homicide. As for the crime of offenses against qualified physical integrity, the maximum frame predicted is up to 12 in prison, in this case aggravated by one third.

The MP concluded that the inspectors left the victim in a “state of great prostration and handcuffed”, knowing that, as members of a criminal police body, “they had the power to prevent the guards from acting and, in the face of reverential fear, denounce the third parties what had happened in the room ”.

The MP has no doubts, based on the autopsy report, that “the fractures of the ribs associated with the other blunt injuries were caused by the application of such a weight on Ihor’s back” that forced “the chest to be crushed against the ground”. And he adds: “The kicks and strokes caused the ribs to break. Potentiated by the immobilization of the victim, with the arms held behind their backs, in the prone position, they caused the violent constriction of the chest, promoting the mechanical asphyxiation that was the direct and necessary cause of death. ”

The inspectors, underlines the MP, knew from the professional training given to them, that holding someone “with their arms behind their backs and lying in the prone position” can cause “breathing difficulties” and “that, for that reason, could cause you to die ”. They acted in a “communion of efforts and intentions”, subjecting him “to inhuman treatment and seriously violating the duties inherent to his functions”, concludes the MP.

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