As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, Kolmohorov's lawyer stressed that the prosecutor's office had to inform the court on its representatives' default of appearance in advance, whereas the agency failed to do so.
"The prosecutor's failure to appear is a total contempt of a court... I think they are just scared," Kolmohorov said.
The judge announced 10 minutes break to find out whether the prosecutor would be able to attend the hearing today.
The cassation hearing in Kolmohorov case was deferred to 11 a.m. Nov. 6 after the prosecutor was reported to be unable to appear today.
Earlier, the court of Mariupol sentenced the Ukrainian border guard to 13 years in prison for inflicting lethal injuries to a female passenger of a car as he was executing an order to use force to stop the vehicle with intruders at the checkpoint. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and its veterans expect a review of conviction. The Court of Appeal earlier upheld the verdict. The case was to be heard by the Superior Specialized Court of Ukraine on Nov. 2.
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