Judges filed for abuse of power or official position
The case under the article on abuse of power or official position, which led to grave consequences, was opened in the Tupitsky case.
The State Bureau of Investigation has opened a case on the fact that the judges of the Supreme Court made a decision on the illegality of the decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky to cancel the appointment of Alexander Tupitsky as a judge of the Constitutional Court. As writes on Monday, July 19, Sudebno-Yuridicheskaya Gazeta, this was announced by the presiding judge Natalia Kovalenko.
According to the publication, on July 15, the RRB began a pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings under No. 62021000000000603 on the grounds of a criminal offense under Part 2 of Art. 364 of the Criminal Code (Abuse of power or official position, leading to serious consequences).
In this regard, the senior investigator of the RRB Kirill Petrukhin asked the CAS Armed Forces to provide the RRB:
- a duly certified copy of the case No. 9901/96/21, the decision of the panel of judges of the CAS Supreme Court of July 14, 2021, as well as the logs of court sessions in this case;
- data of the automated document management system CAS VS on the movement of documents in case No. 9901/96/21 and the distribution of the claim;
- copies of the records of the technical system, which recorded the course of the court session when considering case No. 9901/96/21.
The relevant documents are to be submitted by the CAS VS to the RRB by July 21.
As a reminder, the President’s Office said that by its decision on Tupitsky, the Supreme Court is trying to protect the corruption system. In court, the charges were declared that they were guided in their decisions by the principle of the rule of law.
In the Supreme Court, their decision on Tupitsky was explained by the fact that the rule on the abolition of the decree on the appointment of Tupitsky as a judge, indicated when the president made the decision, does not regulate the formation of the composition of the Constitutional Court.
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