Poroshenko sues number of Ukraine’s law enforcement bodies

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ex-President’s defense demands compensation for moral damage caused by the inaction of prosecutors and investigators
18:31, 29 January 2020

Ukrainska Pravda

Defense of the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko files 14 claims for non-pecuniary damage caused due to the inaction of prosecutors and investigators. Lawyer Ihor Holovan, who represents the interests of the former head of Ukrainian state, wrote it on his Facebook page.

"The other day the Supreme Court reminded us all that the unlawful inaction of a prosecutor or investigator, established by an investigating judge's resolution, entails state responsibility. In particular, the recovery of non-pecuniary damage," the statement reads.

He noted that the investigating judges had issued 14 rulings on the unlawful inaction of prosecutors and investigators in cases concerning "Poroshenko's political persecution."

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"According to the complaints of the fifth President's lawyers, the investigating judges found facts of unlawful inaction on the part of four prosecutors; six investigators of the State Bureau of Investigation; two officials of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and two investigators of the National Police. Therefore, we file 14 claims for non-pecuniary damage," the lawyer said, emphasizing that this was only the beginning.

As we reported earlier, ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko arrived for an interview at the State Bureau of Investigation (DBR) on January 23. A message on his Facebook page said so.

Supporters of the ex-Ukrainian state leader gathered next to the building of the DBR to show their solidarity. Reporter Andriy Pavlovsky also added that two meetings are taking place there. "One against Zerlensky, the other one against Poroshenko. Interestingly, this is taking place on the day on the actual day when Poroshenko is being interrogated," he wrote.

Related: State Bureau of Investigations interrogates Poroshenko

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