The Court of Appeal acquitted the editor-in-chief of "Karpatlja" Karolina Dorchi

22 May 2019 19:37  34198955 0200972
The Court of Appeal acquitted the editor-in-chief of "Karpatlja" Karolina Dorchi

On Tuesday, May 21, a hearing in the case of Karolina Dorchi, the head of the largest faction "KMKSZ - Party of Hungarians os Ukraine" in Beregovo City Council, the editor-in-chief of the publication "Karpatalja" was held in the Appeal Court of Transcarpathian region.

On February 18, at the checkpoint "Luzhanka", the deputy got into a scandal due to violation of Ukrainian customs legislation. Karolina Dorchi was fined for carrying a Hungarian passport when crossing the border. This decision was taken by the Beregovo district court.

In this regard, the news with personal data of Karolina Dorchi and a photo from her passport was published on a famous Ukrainian Internet portal and in the black list of "Myrotvorets". According to the deputy's lawyer, she did not commit an offense, but the border guards did as they illegally revealed her personal data to the media.

The lawyer proved that his client was fined without reason because she did not cross the state border with invalid travel documents. Thus, there was no violation of the law. Because having two valid passports issued by official authorities is not a crime in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine. And dual citizenship, in this case Hungarian, can not be considered a crime.

The Transcarpathian Regional Court of Appeal found the decision of the Beregovo District Court against Karolina Dorchi to be illegal and ruled that since the deputy was not charged with illegal border crossing, she should be exempted from paying an administrative fine of 3400 UAH and legal costs - 384.2 UAH. 

Source - Karpatskij Objektiv

Tags: acquittal, Karolina Dorchi, Court of Appeal, decision

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