Prosecutor General expects adoption of norm on investigation in absentia by parliament

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Prosecutor General, the issue is about technical norms
18:36, 4 February 2019

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Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko has expressed the hope that the parliament will make the amendments to the legislation on the investigation in absentia this week as 112 Ukraine reported.

“I will ask the parliament this week, if the committee supports me... if the technical norm, which appeared due to the creation of the State Investigation Bureau will be supported, and if it will be allowed to continue the pretrial and trial processes in absentia in the cases where necessary,” Lutsenko said.

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He added that recently he held the consultations on this issue with the heads of the parliamentary factions and he expects that the profile committee will approve this conclusion this week.

“The issue is not about Yanukovych…the issue is about a few thousand people, who involved in the cases on the terrorism. We perfectly know that they will be jprobably udged in absentia,” the Prosecutor General explained.

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Earlier, Zhovtnevy Court of Mariupol, Donetsk region, has convicted the so-called “Finance Minister of Donetsk People’s Republic” to ten years of the imprisonment in absentia

Besides, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) has sent to the court the indictment act against Deputy Chairman of Russia’s State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Russian MPs Mikhail Degtyarev and Aleksey Didenko.

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