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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 lawyer Valentina Telichenko who will be defending the interests of Tymoshenko in the European Court of Human Rights has stated that holding the hearings of regarding the activities of the "Single Energy Systems of Ukraine" corporation (EESU) in video-conference mode without the corresponding agreement of ex-prime-minister Yulia Tymoshenko will be sufficient reason for a new case in the international court to defend the right for a just court hearing.

"If there will be court hearings in video-conference mode in regard to Tymoshenko in terms of EESU case it will be hard evidence that her right for a just court was violated", said Telichenko at the press-conference.

The lawyer underlined that according to the new Criminal Procedure Code remote proceedings cannot be conducted if the defendant is against it.

According to her, other countries resort to video-conference court proceedings only in the cases of minor offences in order to save time and resources. Valentina Telichko emphasized that the video-conferences can be efficient only if there is a 100% guarantee that the defendant, suspect or expert is not pressured. At that the defense attorney stressed that illness of one of the process participants is not a reason for holding the court proceedings in video-conference mode.

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

 
 
 
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