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 At 10 a.m. Kharkov Court will Resume the Hearings of the Second Tymoshenko Case

Today, 14 August at 10 a.m. Kievskiy district court of Kharkov will continue the definitive hearing of the case against Yulia Tymoshenko and EESU. Yesterday the opposition leader refused to take part in the hearings – personally or through video-conference.

UNIAN reports that lawyerValentina Telichenko who will be defending the interests ofTymoshenko in the European Court of Human Rights has stated thatholding the hearings of regarding the activities of the "SingleEnergy Systems of Ukraine" corporation (EESU) in video-conferencemode without the corresponding agreement of ex-prime-minister YuliaTymoshenko will be sufficient reason for a new case in theinternational court to defend the right for a just courthearing.

"If there will be courthearings in video-conference mode in regard to Tymoshenko in termsof EESU case it will be hard evidence that her right for a justcourt was violated", said Telichenko at thepress-conference.

The lawyer underlined thataccording to the new Criminal Procedure Code remote proceedingscannot be conducted if the defendant is against it.

According to her, othercountries resort to video-conference court proceedings only in thecases of minor offences in order to save time and resources.Valentina Telichko emphasized that the video-conferences can beefficient only if there is a 100% guarantee that the defendant,suspect or expert is not pressured. At that the defense attorneystressed that illness of one of the process participants is not areason for holding the court proceedings in video-conferencemode.

The Highest Special Courtwill continue the Tymoshenko gas sentence appeal examination. Thehearing will begin at 10 a.m.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n214602