Berkutovtsy case: court again refused to recuse the jury

Дело беркутовцев: суд снова отказал в самоотводе присяжным

The judge in the case of ex-Berkut officers again refused to change the jury

Before that, at the hearing, the lawyer filed a motion to dismiss all five of the jurors expressed doubts about their impartiality.

Svyatoshinsky district court of Kiev for the second time refused to grant the lawyer’s petition for disqualification of jurors in the criminal case against 5 former Berkut fighters suspected in the killings of activists of the Maidan, reports UNIAN.

Before this, at the meeting, attorney Alexander Gorodinsky filed a motion to dismiss all five of the jurors expressed doubts about their impartiality as they had previously announced a withdrawal, and subsequently agreed to continue to work, although the circumstances to which they referred during the withdrawal (low wages), has not changed.

The trial of 5 ex-Berkut officers began on may 17. Just shooting suspect 23 of the Maidan “Berkut officers”.

Themselves ex-Berkut officers do not admit guilt in the murders.

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