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 Shokin filed a motion to dismiss notorious judges Vovk and Tsarevych

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin submitted motion to the High Qualification Commission of Judges to oust judges Serhii Vovk and Oksana Tsarevych from office. They may interfere with criminal proceedings filed against them.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement of the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office.

"The investigators believe that these judges can impede criminal proceedings against them, in particular, avoid investigation and trial under the guise of the need to hear a case as well as be able to influence the persons, who may be questioned in the course of investigation," the statement reads.

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The Verkhovna Rada gave its consent to arrest three judges of the Pechersk court Serhii Vovk, Oksana Tsarevych, and Viktor Kytsiuk March 4. Tsarevych is suspected of persecution of Maidan activists in January 2014, the abuse of power, violation of the requirements of law, delivery of unjust judgments. Tsarevych and Kytsiuk were the judges investigating the murder of Yevhen Shcherban, which Tymoshenko was accused of. Tsarevych also refused to remand Yefremov in custody in February. March 11, Tsarevych was released within personal responsibility for a period of two months with the requirement to wear an electronic bracelet. The media reported that Tsarevych got back to work July 2.

 
 
 
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