Poroshenko Dismisses 3 Judges For “Unlawful Decisions” Against Participants Of “Maidan”

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

30th January, 2016


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The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has dismissed three judges for unlawful decisions against participants of mass protests in Ukraine (“Maidan” in 2014). This was announced on Saturday by the press service of the President.

“The High Council of Justice decided that the judge in Chervonozavodsky district court of Kharkiv – Denis Chudovsky, the judge of Obolonskyi district court of Kiev – Yuliia Shvachach, and the judge of Shevchenkovskiy district court of Kiev – Dmitry Kravets, during the “Maidan”, broke the oath”, – the report says.

These judges, as was noted by the press-service, “did not ensure compliance with the principles of judicial independence, full and comprehensive investigation of all circumstances on business, taking unreasonable decisions”, and also unfairly performed their duties, in violation of the law. “Also, by decree number 28/2016, on January 30th, the President dismissed the judges of the several courts in Crimea” for violation of oath 83,” the message of the press-services stated. Earlier, Poroshenko had signed a decree for the dismissal of four judges, including judges of the Pechersk district court of Kiev – Rodion Kireyev, who led the case of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

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