Regional Center for Free Secondary Legal Aid in Kyiv appointed attorney Vitaly Meshechek for legal protection of the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych (2010-2014) in Kyiv Obolonsky court in case on treason. This was stated in the message on center website page.
According to the message, the decision was taken on July 7.
The center appointed a lawyer in pursuance of Obolonsky court order of July 6 that ruled out to appoint a free government lawyer to Yanukovych who refused from his lawyers in treason case.
“The appointment of lawyer was made according to Part 2 Article 21 of the Law of Ukraine on free legal aid, and we took into account lawyer’s specialization, his current workloads and the complexity of the proceedings,” the center noted.
According to Regional Center for legal aid, Vitaly Meshechek must participate in Obolonsky court hearing scheduled for 12:00, Wednesday.
Vitaly Meshechek confirmed to Hromadske his participation in the lawsuit against Yanukovych.
As it was reported earlier trial over Yanukovych’s treason was postponed until August 3. The session of the court is postponed to 10:00 on August 3.