The court is prepared to render a verdict Yanukovych

Суд готовится вынести приговор Януковичу

The judge retired to the deliberation room to make the final decision in the case of treason, ex-President.

Judge of Obolon district court of Kiev has gone to the deliberation room to pass verdict against former President Viktor Yanukovych on charges of treason. On Wednesday, December 5, UNIAN reports.

Provided that the panel of judges rejected the petition of the defender Yanukovych to suspend the trial in connection with the alleged illness of the former President.

“The trial may be conducted by video conference. Given that medical certificates do not contain evidence that Yanukovych can not appear in court, in particular, it does not indicate that he injured the head or the organs of speech, the court sees no reason to further breaks in the trial,” said presiding judge Vladislav Devyatko.

He also added that today was 89 the trial of this case, and for each meeting Yanukovych has sent subpoenas to all known addresses of residence, as well as published in Uriadovyi Kur’єri.

“Yanukovych was given every opportunity to arrive at the hearing or to participate in meetings via videoconference. In particular, the last word of Yanukovych was appointed on 12 and 23 October and 19 November. Without good reason he did not work”, – stated the judge.

Devyatko also noted that the court recognizes the right of Yanukovych to remain silent and not held accountable, because this right is guaranteed by article 15 of the International Covenant on civil and political rights and article 63 of the Constitution of Ukraine.

“The court urges the prosecution and the defence, such a stance of the Yanukovych accepted by the court, no prejudice against him, the court does not arise. In specified circumstances, considering that Yanukovych the right to protection has been implemented in full, the court retires in deliberation room to make a final decision by the court of first instance in this case,” concluded the judge.

Before 5 December, Yanukovych once again made contact with the Obolon district court of Kiev, where he was to speak with the last word in the case of treason. The lawyers said that the former President is being treated in Israel.

According to Russian media, in November, Yanukovych allegedly injured his spine and knees while playing tennis.

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