Border cops plead not guilty in killing of detained traveller

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 03-02-2021 15:00:00 · 0 Comments

Ihor Homeniuk, died two days after being detained at Lisbon airport

Three police officers accused of killing a detained Ukrainian man in a Lisbon airport lock-up pleaded not guilty as their murder trial began yesterday. Lawyers argued the media had made scapegoats out of their clients, and that others working in the detention centre that night should also face charges. Ihor Homeniuk, died two days after being detained at Lisbon airport after his arrival last March. Pictures taken during Homeniuk’s autopsy showed his body covered in dark bruises, from his face to his ankles, with deep handcuff marks on his wrists.



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