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Ukraine: Vyshynsky slams Kiev court for ‘political games’ as hearing delayed03:28

Ukraine: Vyshynsky slams Kiev court for ‘political games’ as hearing delayed

Ukraine, Kiev
July 3, 2019 at 14:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

RIA Novosti Ukraine Editor-in-Chief Kirill Vyshinsky said that political games continued to be played in the Ukrainian justice system to keep him behind bars as long as possible. He made the comment at a hearing in Kiev’s Podolsky court on Wednesday during which it was announced that the prosecution decided to change two prosecutors on the day of the session.

He accused the court of two “slaps to Ukrainian justice.” He went on to explain that the new prosecutors assigned to the case were given 24 days to study the 31 case books, while it took him six weeks.

“These young people are probably turning red and mumbling now as they prove their unpreparedness and their appearance at the court hearings. I think this is a slap to Ukrainian justice,” Vyshinsky said.

“The political games initiated by General Attorney Lutsenko who had called people for coming here not to let my possible release happen. The person does not have a legal education and he calls people from the streets to press the court,” Vyshinsky said referring to the second “slap.”

The RIA Novosti journalist was detained in Kiev on May 15, 2018. He is being held on suspicion of treason, which carries a prison sentence of up to 15 years.

Ukraine: Vyshynsky slams Kiev court for ‘political games’ as hearing delayed03:28
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RIA Novosti Ukraine Editor-in-Chief Kirill Vyshinsky said that political games continued to be played in the Ukrainian justice system to keep him behind bars as long as possible. He made the comment at a hearing in Kiev’s Podolsky court on Wednesday during which it was announced that the prosecution decided to change two prosecutors on the day of the session.

He accused the court of two “slaps to Ukrainian justice.” He went on to explain that the new prosecutors assigned to the case were given 24 days to study the 31 case books, while it took him six weeks.

“These young people are probably turning red and mumbling now as they prove their unpreparedness and their appearance at the court hearings. I think this is a slap to Ukrainian justice,” Vyshinsky said.

“The political games initiated by General Attorney Lutsenko who had called people for coming here not to let my possible release happen. The person does not have a legal education and he calls people from the streets to press the court,” Vyshinsky said referring to the second “slap.”

The RIA Novosti journalist was detained in Kiev on May 15, 2018. He is being held on suspicion of treason, which carries a prison sentence of up to 15 years.

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