Uzhgorod City and District Court commented on the detention of a lawyer

25 May 2018 10:02  117179592 0181278
Uzhgorod City and District Court commented on the detention of a lawyer

Law enforcers spread the information that yesterday, in the administrative building of the local court, a lawyer was arrested while receiving unlawful benefit.

We believe that it is premature and unprofessional at the pre-trial investigation stage to officially claim that the unlawful benefit was received by the lawyer for the purpose of delivering the money to a judge in order to secure the "necessary" sentence.

The investigative actions referred to in the report of the law enforcement services were only conducted in premises of the Uzhgorod City and District Court and are not related to it otherwise. Thus, the external and internal video surveillance cameras recorded the lawyer entering the common room of the court and being detained by the police before entering court hearing rooms or any office of the court employees.

That is, the lawyer did not receive the money, nor delivered it to a judge in the premises of Uzhgorod City and District Court. Thus, the prosecutor's office and the police spread baseless information that discredits not only the judiciary, but also the institute of justice in general.

At the moment, the court has not received a petition for imposition of pre-trial restraint on the detained lawyer.

Source: Uzhgorod City and District Court

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