Disciplinary proceedings open against SEF members over death of Ukrainian

in News · 30-09-2020 16:31:00 · 2 Comments

The General Inspectorate of Internal Administration (IGAI) is to open eight disciplinary proceedings against members of the SEF following the enquiry into the circumstances of the death of a Ukrainian citizen in March at Lisbon airport.

In addition to the eight disciplinary proceedings now opened by the IGAI, the Minister of the Interior had already ordered, on 30 March, the opening of disciplinary proceedings against the Director and Deputy Director of Frontiers of Lisbon, the Coordinator of the Temporary Installation Centre Equipped Space (EECIT) of the airport, as well as the three inspectors of the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) who are under house arrest and are suspected of the crime of murder of the Ukrainian citizen.

At the time, Eduardo Cabrita ordered the IGAI to open an enquiry into the Lisbon Border Directorate of SEF at Lisbon airport, and in particular into the operation of the EECIT at that airport, where the Ukrainian Ihor Homenyuk is said to have died.

"By order of the Minister of the Interior of 30 March, six disciplinary proceedings were opened, together with an enquiry into the circumstances in which a foreign citizen died on the premises of the EECIT at Lisbon airport, which led to the arrest of three inspectors from the Foreigners and Borders Service," says a note from the Inspector General of the Interior sent to the Lusa agency.

Judge Anabela Cabral Ferreira said that, having concluded the investigation, "a further eight disciplinary proceedings had been opened against members of the SEF".

The alleged murder of the Ukrainian citizen was allegedly committed on the premises of the Temporary Installation Centre at Lisbon airport on 12 March, after the victim allegedly caused some disturbances there and attempted to enter Portugal illegally, the Judiciary Police considering that the three SEF inspectors are "presumed responsible for the death".

The prosecution of the three inspectors is expected to be known by 30 September, when the three police officers have been under house arrest for six months.

Several media outlets have reported over the weekend that the prosecutor will indict the three SEF inspectors for the murder of the Ukrainian citizen.

The case of Ihor Homenyuk's death led to the resignation of the director and deputy director of borders of Lisbon airport by SEF director Cristina Gatões.

SEF's temporary installation centre at Lisbon airport has been closed for work since April.

At the time, the Minister of the Interior considered that there had been "gross negligence and a very serious cover-up" in this case.


Comments:

Corruption and abuse of power in Portugal is the reason why this horrible thing happened. In Australia Police are now beating women for not wearing mask, would not be suprised if this soon happen in Europe.

Very sad how Europe is sinking down into deep swamp like corruption. I can now understand why Americans stand up and defend the second amendment, without the right to buy and carry weapons there would be no protection against evil and totalitarian government that can come into power.

We in Europe have soon no freedoms left and we have no guns like the Americans to protect us from or the extreme left controlled mob.

The SEF police officers doing this racist murder against Ukrainian should receive life in prison without any parole and fines of millions of euro.

By Magnus from Other on 02-10-2020 01:33

SINCERELY, THAT TEMPORARY INSTALLATION CENTER IS EVERYBODY'S NIGHTMARE. IT IS VERY POOR AND DIRTY AND SHOWS HOW UNFRIENDLY THE COUNTRY CAN BE. THE INSPECTORS THERE FEEL THAT THEY HAVE THE POWER TO CONDEMN YOU TO DEATH IF YOU DARE STAND ON YOUR RIGHT. AFTER ALL THAT, YOU COME OUT AND FACE THE SECOND EPISODE OF SEF AT PASSEO EMANUEL. I SEE A LOT OF POTENTIALS IN THIS COUNTRY BUT THE AUTHORITY IS TOO BLIND TO TAP THEM OR TOO WICKED TO SEE THEM.

By PRINCE TOCHUKWU AWODIKE from Lisbon on 01-10-2020 11:16
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