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 PGO's motion to put electronic tag on Judge Yemelianov rejected by court

The Pechersk district court of Kyiv has refused to uphold a pre-trial restraint in the form of wearing an electronic bracelet against Supreme Economic Court Judge Artur Yemelianov.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrainski Novyny, this was announced by Yemelianov's lawyer Oleksii Shevchuk.

The Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) has once again failed to substantiate charges against Yemelianov, Shevchuk said.

"The charges against him do not stand up to scrutiny. The procedure of issuing an indictment against a judge was violated, and prosecuting judge Pryhunova is herself accused of taking bribes. By a strange coincidence, the case against Pryhunova is run by the same PGO division that runs Yemelianov case," the lawyer noted.

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He does not rule out that Judge Pryhunova accused his client under pressure from the PGO.

"This is evidenced by PGO's decision to withdrew its motion on restrictive measures against Pryhunova from the Supreme Council of Justice. I believe that this case is tailor-made and doomed to failure," Shevchuk remarked.

Earlier, Oct. 18, the PGO issued indictments against former head Yemelianov and deputy head Tatkov of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine for illegally interfering with the automated case picking system.

In July this year, 13 million Swiss francs in the accounts of Judge Yemelianov and his wife were unfrozen in Liechtenstein after Ukraine failed to prove the illegal origins of the funds.
 
 
 
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