Obolonskiy district court of Kyiv ordered the Center free of charge legal aid to appoint Viktor Yanukovych the new (state) counsel in the case of high treason. This became known during the meeting today, reports 112.ua.
The reason for this decision was followed by the refusal of the former to the protection of Yanukovych to take part in the judicial debates – after the court announced the break, the lawyers did not attend the meeting. Before that, they requested the withdrawal of the panel of judges, but it never came.
The presiding judge Vladislav Devyatko once again stressed that allegations of irregularities in the trial do not correspond to reality, noting that for more than a year before the court was visited by 52 witness (15 defensive), has resulted in over 60 meetings.
“Given that the defenders of the accused Yanukovych withdrew from participation in the judicial debate, voluntarily left the hearing before its completion, making it impossible to continue the proceedings, the chamber considers that it is necessary to ensure the defendant’s right to defense during the court debate. In this regard the defender to be appointed from the Regional centre for providing free secondary legal aid in Kiev”, – stated in the court decision.
Lawyer the Centre is mandated to appoint, without delay, and oblige him to come to the meeting tomorrow – August 1 at 10 am.
We will remind, Yanukovych in the case of treason was already several state attorneys. Is Vitaly Machacek, Maxim Gerasim and Igor Lyashenko.
Ex-President Yanukovych suspected of committing crimes under part 1 of article 111 (“high treason”), part 5 article 27, part 3 of article 110 (“Complicity in deliberate acts committed with the aim of changing the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine”) and part 5 article 27, part 2 of article 437 (“complicity in the waging of aggressive war”) the criminal code of Ukraine.