Defense lawyer of Maidan victims Roman Maselko wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
Maselko said the decision to suspend Judge Lastivka was made by the Third Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Council of Justice.
"Interestingly, last week she was re-elected as court chair. And after that, the judges are surprised at being associated with those completely discredited. Don't appoint them chairs, at least," he wrote.
Maselko recalled that Judge Lastivka made at least three decisions on the seizure of driving licenses from those who went to Mezhyhiria [residence of fugitive Ukrainian ex-President Yanukovych - ed.] on Dec. 29, 2013.
"The uniqueness of our case is that, according to the police report, the driver was stopped on Volodymyrskyi Uzviz (downtown Kyiv), while the record for refusal to pull over was drawn up on Bohatyrska Street (Kyiv exit). Nevertheless, the judge simply ignored the fact. I'm convinced that all judges who made decisions regarding the trip to Mezhyhiria acted on order from above, and no arguments about the innocence of the drivers were taken into account," the lawyer said.
"Unfortunately, the Supreme Council of Justice refused to call ex-Chairman of this court Khimich so as to at least ask him about a possible pressure. However today, the council will consider opening a disciplinary proceeding against him. To be continued...," Maselko wrote.
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