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Ukrainian Politician Released, Detained Again


Ukrainian authorities have detained the leader of Ukraine’s UKROP party, Hennadiy Korban, just hours after releasing him.

Stepan Bozhylo of the Prosecutor-General's Office said Korban was detained again after new information related to his possible involvement in a series of crimes were obtained on November 2.

He did not elaborate.

Some 500 of Korban's supporters rallied in front of the parliament building on November 3 and pretrial detention center in Kyiv, demanding his immediate release.

Korban, 45, was initially detained on October 31 on suspicion of involvement in organized crime, embezzlement, and kidnapping.

He was released 72 hours later as prosecutors failed to issue an arrest warrant against him.

UKROP activists say Korban, former deputy governor of Dnipropetrovsk region, is being harassed for political reasons.

Korban's party was officially registered in September 2014.

Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax
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