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Ukraine: Right Sector brawl halts Odessa massacre trial00:44

Ukraine: Right Sector brawl halts Odessa massacre trial

Ukraine, Odessa
January 23, 2015 at 01:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scuffles broke out outside a courtroom in Odessa on Thursday, when members of Right Sector and so-called "Maidan self-defense groups" clashed with families and friends of those killed in the May 2 Odessa massacre. The court's proceedings were abandoned after judges were unable enter the court.

Forty-eight people died and almost 250 were injured when pro and anti-Kiev activists clashed in Odessa on May 2, 2014. Forty-two of the fatalities allegedly occurred when a building anti-Kiev protesters were inside was set on fire, while a further six died in clashes.

The hearing in the case of who may have caused the fire is likely to reconvene soon, as in a few days the deadline for the detention of the suspects expires and they will have to be released. It is the second trial of suspects in the fire that has been disrupted by court invasion.

Ukraine: Right Sector brawl halts Odessa massacre trial00:44
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Scuffles broke out outside a courtroom in Odessa on Thursday, when members of Right Sector and so-called "Maidan self-defense groups" clashed with families and friends of those killed in the May 2 Odessa massacre. The court's proceedings were abandoned after judges were unable enter the court.

Forty-eight people died and almost 250 were injured when pro and anti-Kiev activists clashed in Odessa on May 2, 2014. Forty-two of the fatalities allegedly occurred when a building anti-Kiev protesters were inside was set on fire, while a further six died in clashes.

The hearing in the case of who may have caused the fire is likely to reconvene soon, as in a few days the deadline for the detention of the suspects expires and they will have to be released. It is the second trial of suspects in the fire that has been disrupted by court invasion.