The High Council of Justice does not want to bring to justice the judge who ordered to disperse Maidan

Дата: 16 May 2017
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The High Council of Justice does not want to bring Yevhen Ablov, Judge of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv, to justice for the dispersal of the activists during Euromaidan.

As reported by the press-service of the Council.

“The Second Disciplinary Chamber of the High Council of Justice decided to deny the prosecution of Yevhen Ablov, Judge of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv, on application of Gorshkolepov D.V., Zhukov V.A., Chairman of the public organization “Control of the National Property of Ukraine” Cherednikov E.M.”, – said in the statement of the HCJ. The decision was made by Tatyana Malashenkova, Ihor Artemenko, Nataliya Volkovytska and Vadym Nezhura.

“We reached a new rock bottom here. This is the judge who, on December 9, 2013, ordered the “Berkut” (special unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs) to disperse the Maidan”, – commented Roman Maselko, representative of the Public Integrity Council, on his Facebook page.

According to him, the HJC has not fired a single judge who violated the fundamental rights of citizens to peaceful assembly.

Roman Maselko stated that on December 9, 2013, at 1:30 pm Yevhen Ablov received a complaint from a citizen, whose “freedom of movement was prevented” by barricades on the Maidan. He ordered the special unit “Berkut” to stop the offense on blocking the roads.

“And 1.5 hours (!!!) after a complaint was filed, Ablov issued (!!!) the plaintiff’s decision to secure a suit, which forbade “any person to take actions on blocking” all streets, where protests took place”, – said the representative of the PIC. The judge’s decision concerned such streets: Kruhlouniversytetska, Shovkovychna, Pylypa Orlyka, Institutskaya, Husovs’koho, Riznytska, Hrushevs’kogo, Bankova, Khreshatyk, Liuteranska, Zankovetskoi, Bohomol’tsya, Komandarma Kameneva, Lypska, Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Klovskiy spusk, Kriposnyi and Lipsky lanes.

On the night of December 12, the special unit “Berkut” and internal military forces carried out an unsuccessful attempt to disperse the Maidan.

The justification of the decision of the High Council of Justice is still unknown. As reported by Roman Maselko in the commentary to the Human Rights Information Centre, the court’s decision will be made public in seven days.

Two weeks after the adoption of the decision, Pechersk District State Administration handed over a service apartment with an area of 141 square meters to the judge for permanent use. Yevhen Ablov sold this apartment. It is stated in his declaration of income that he earned about 9,100,000 hryvnias from the sale of real estate.

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