The fact that Yanukovych in the Lutsenko and Avakov saw the pressure on judges
Obolonskiy district court of Kiev decided to send for consideration by the High Council of justice remarks of the Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko, interior Minister Arsen Avakov and other senior officials in the direction of the judges.
This was stated by the presiding judge of Obolonskyi court Vladislav Devyatko during the preparatory session in the case on charges of treason, deprived the title of President Viktor Yanukovych, agreeing with the request of his defense, which has convinced the pressure from the heads of law enforcement agencies.
“The court agrees that such statements are inadmissible. These materials are the court sent to the High Council of justice”, – he stressed.
According to the lawyer Yanukovych Vitaliy Serdyuk, in the last week, there was “a massive attack on the judiciary by representatives of law enforcement agencies.”
“The prosecution has chosen the path of intimidation and discrediting of the judiciary. We see the methods by which it occurs, by direct threats of arson of the premises of the judges, through direct threats of physical violence against judges who render decisions that the General Prosecutor’s office considers undesirable. We ask that during the consideration of this production to carry out direct or indirect instructions of the representatives of the current government, to be independent and not be subjected to unlawful political pressure”, – said Serdyuk asked to prepare an appeal to take the necessary measures to ensure the independence of the judiciary in the High Council of justice.
We will note, according to the defense of Yanukovych, as an example of pressure is the speech of the attorney General in Parliament, when he called his greatest achievement the transfer to the court the case of Yanukovych, as well as commentary on the court decisions in the case of detained former tax specialists in Facebook, when Lutsenko hinted at “fire as of Pechersk”.
Also, the lawyers assured that Avakov allegedly promised to influence the judges, to make decisions that were “not very adequate”.
Recall that large-scale anti-corruption operation was conducted by the Prosecutor General and the interior Ministry. After the search was arrested 23 former high regional officials of the Ministry of income and fees from the Eastern and southern regions, as well as Kiev. On this worked together 1700 police officers and five prosecutors.
The Pechersky regional court of Kiev released on bail in the amount of 15 million hryvnia, the former head of the State tax administration in Luhansk region Alexander Antipov.
The former head of the State tax administration in Poltava region Vladimir ZADOROZHNY, detained during large-scale anti-corruption operation on may 24, was released into the wild. The Pechersky district court of Kiev decided to appoint ZADOROZHNY preventive measure not involving detention.
Two Kyiv tax officers, ex-Chairpersons of the regional offices of the tax Inspectorate, allowed out on bail of $ 1 million, and former head of the tax Podolsk district Alexey Yaroshenko, who is accused of cooperation and participation in schemes of Yanukovych, was released from the courtroom on personal recognizance without the bracelet.
Former Chairman of the district state tax Inspectorate in Solomensky district of Kyiv Anatoliy Yatsenko has appointed a measure of restraint in the form of 2 months of arrest with the possibility of additional UAH 10 million bail.