"Head of Judicial Council Valentyna Symonenko is concerned by the fact that during the detention of a judge of the Malynovskyi district court of Odesa, who is a subject of a pre-trial investigation under the criminal proceedings on the grounds of a criminal offense (part 4, article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine - receiving undue gains), the methods and actions of National Anti-Corruption Bureau and National police officers led to a suicide attempt of the suspect," the press service notes.
According to Symonenko, law enforcement agencies, which are often interested in making crime's prevention and investigation a "bright theatrical show," do not care that such actions "concern the fate, health, and life of a person": "Our history already saw similar attitude to a person in the '30s of the last century, therefore, this kind of history repeating in democratic Ukraine is redundant."
"It's a shame that our modern society sees the position of judge as closely connected with corruption and unfair practices," Judicial Council complains.
"I call on all law enforcement officers, judges, court and all judiciary personnel to remember that the honor and dignity of a human being is the cornerstone of the Convention on human rights and the basic feeling of a person living in the society. Neglecting the honor and dignity of another person can lead not only to suffering but also to their death," Symonenko summed up.
On March 29, the NABU reported that the judge of the Malynovskyi district court of Odesa opened fire at law enforcers and escaped during an attempt to apprehend him while accepting a bribe in the amount of 500,000 hryvnia (about $18,500).