Cases to be Opened against Judges for Prosecution of Maidan Activists

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 12:31

The High Council of Justice is to open disciplinary cases against judges of Pecherskyi and Shevchenkivskyi District Courts in Kyiv Oksana Tsarevych and Valentyna Malinovska, alleging they prosecuted Maidan activists, the High Council of Justice website [ed.: the text of this hyperlink is in the Ukrainian language] informs.

The disciplinary committee of the High Council of Justice recommended this action upon the findings of special investigations with regard to both judges.

During the Maidan protests, Judge Tsarevych was known to put at least four protestors into jail on trumped-up charges. In late March 2016, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine put her appointment on hold as a judge for life unless the court would issue a decision with regard to her involvement in prosecution of Maidan activists.

Source: Ukrayinska Pravda

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