The prosecutor’s office of Transcarpathian region, guided by the general rules of criminal procedure and the practice of the European Court of Human Rights, appealed at the Transcarpathian Court of Appeal the ruling of the Khust district court which imposed on a schoolboy from the village of Nyzhnya Apsha accused of murder an alternative pre-trial retraint – bail.
Thus, yesterday, December 12, 2018, during a court hearing, the prosecutor filed motion to extend the pre-trial restraint in the form of detention.
The lawyer of the defendant asked to release him under the supervision of the parents. However, during the court session, none of the parties made verbal or written motion to set a bail, including its size. It was not discussed and was not considered in the court hearing.
The regional prosecutor’s office strongly disagrees with it with the adopted decision, considers it unreasonable, unjustified and illegal, and therefore requests the annulment of and the adoption of a new one to extend the term of detention until February 16, 2019 without a bail.
In addition, the prosecutor’s office is preparing a complaint to the High Council of Justice regarding the judges who adopted this decision because we believe that they committed a gross violation of the provisions of the criminal procedure law by adopting an illegal, unjust and unfair decision.
As is known, the schoolboy is accused of the murder of his friend on March 14, 2018.
Also, it should be noted that achieving justice in this case is possible only within the the law. Vigilantism is illegal and punishable. – Press office of the Prosecutor’s Office in Transcarpathian region