Pechersk court refuses Yanukovych’s lawyer in disqualification of judge

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Vitaliy Serdyuk, such decision is "criminal"
17:49, 27 December 2016


Pechersk District Court dismissed the request of the Lawyer of Viktor Yanukovych in the disqualification of a judge. A scene correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel reports this.

"The meeting at the request of the protection of Viktor Yanukovych Vitaliy Serdyuk on recusal of Judge Tarasyuk hasjust finished. The Judge read the decision and noted that they do not support this request", said the reporter.

The Judge Tarasyuk must read the full resolution on December 29.

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"Law enforcement officers have just entered the building of the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv. They talked with a Lawyer of Yanukovych. The Lawyer called them himself, pointing out that he sees a crime in the actions of the judge, Iryna Lytvynova, and the prosecutors, who are on the meeting", the reporter added.

According to the lawyer Vitaliy Serdyuk, such decision has a criminal character.

"According to this decree, Viktor Yanukovych is unable to provide the evidence to the court that he wished to provide in the case of high treason. It is unclear why the Court deprives Ukrainian citizens to appear before the court and to express their position on the any issue, contrary to the provisions of Art. 6 of the European Convention, under the pressure of the GPU. In my opinion, these actions are the subject to the provisions of Art. 374 and Art. 375 of the Criminal Code as a violation of human rights protection and making knowingly the unjust decisions. In this regard I called the representatives of the police. Now I am going to prepare and file the appropriate statement about a crime. The initiation of criminal proceedings and the adoption of all necessary legal measures to make the GPU and the court to get evidence from Victor Yanukovych on charges of treason will be my next steps", he said.

Related: Defense of Yanukovych will insist on conducting the interrogation on high treason case via videoconference

At the same time the prosecutor in the case of Yanukovych Olexander Kravchenko noted that the protection has the right to such action.

"It is his right as a citizen of Ukraine. He can call anyone he wants, either police or the law enforcement officers”, he said.

Also, the prosecutor asked Yanukovych’s Lawyer for assistance and said he takes full responsibility for security of former President in Ukraine.

Related: Ukrainian court allows arresting Yanukovych, - Prosecutor General

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