The War for Narodna Square: the judge did not want to hear witnesses
Civic activist and former member of Uzhgorod City Executive Committee Oleksandr Volosyansky was convicted under Art. 185 of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offences - persistent failure to obey the lawful demands of the police. Volosyansky must pay a fine of 150 UAH. This resolution was passed by Uzhgorod city and district court judge Vitaly Malyuk today, October 11.
During the trial, the judge denied Volosyansky's petition to hear witnesses on the events on Narodna Square in Uzhgorod on October 5. However, the judge filed written explanations with the case. And, at the request of Volosyansky, he allowed to record audio of the trial.
While explaining, O.Volosyansky stressed that the report was drawn up against him with violations and the police had no legal grounds to detain him.
The courtroom was attended by the wife and 2 children of O.Volosyansky. Prior to the trial, courthouse security "Grifon" did not let journalists into the hall as the audience. However, after a 10 minutes explanation all comers were allowed to enter.
Another judge of Uzhgorod city and district court convicted activist Biley, appointing a fine of 136 UAH. O.Volosyansky will appeal today's decision in the Court of Appeal.
As you know, October 5, representatives of Uzhgorod City Police arrested community activists who were defending Narodna Square in Uzhgorod against illegal, in their opinion, reconstruction. They are charged under Art. 185 of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offences.
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