Prosecutor General’s Office asks to suspend from duty judges, who arrested Maidan activists
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine asks to extend the suspension from duty for those judges, who were involved in delivering unlawful sentences for the Euromaidan activists.
This is reported by the Ukrayinska Pravda (Ukrainian Truth) online newspaper, citing the press office of the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO).
The PGO sent the corresponding request to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.
It refers to suspension from duty for a judge of the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv and a judge of the Desniansky District Court of Kyiv. The investigators suspect them of delivery of the knowingly unfair rulings on preventive measures in form of detention against the Euromaidan activists within the framework of the criminal proceedings under Part 2, Article 375 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The article’s sanction provides for the imprisonment for a term of 5-8 years.
As reported, Automaidan lawyer Roman Maselko states that the High Council of Justice of Ukraine refused to identify the reasons for mass oath breaking by judges during Euromaidan and to listen to the judges who are willing to give evidence about the pressure.