National Anti-Corruption Bureau refuses to open case relating to Zelensky's possible high treason

The court decided that there were not enough proves in the statement of the applicant
20:37, 21 October 2019

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The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine did not open a criminal proceeding relating to possible high treason and obstruction of the professional activities of journalism on the part of Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky. This was stated on the official website of the Single Court Register

The court was asked to oblige the National Anti-Corruption Bureau to investigate the statement about possible President's criminal offensive. But the court thinks there is no actual data demonstrating Zelensky's implementation of service fraud, actions or omissions directed at crime concealment, assistance to participants of criminal organizations and concealment its criminal activities attesting to the high treason on his behalf, power or authority abuse. The proves of bribetaking or promises to take bribes also were not fixed.

The name of the complainant is not reported. 

Previously, Kyiv's Pechersky district court has reinstated a criminal case involving the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine in the U.S. presidential election.  

Also, for a year and a half, only three investigative actions were conducted in the proceedings: interrogation of the people's deputy as a witness, interrogation of a National Anti-Corruption Bureau’s detective and review of the Internet web-page.

Related: Zelensky to meet with Federal President of Germany on October 23, in Tokyo

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