Today the Pechersk District Court heard two cases regarding abuse of power and office by internal military officers D.V. Kravets and L.V. Lomonos who, in performance of their duties, committed unlawful acts degrading human dignity and committed violence and torture against Mykhaylo Havryliuk during the events of Euromaidan. The case resonated widely after a video of the brutal treatment of Havryliuk was made public.
Both court hearings ended with the approval of settlement agreements, a one year probation period with a prohibition against engaging in law enforcement activities, and an obligation to apologize to the victim in writing.
Reading between lines, the case materials reveal an impressive ability to forgive.
Translated by Svitlana Gusak, edited by Robin Rohrback