Chervonozavodsky regional court of Kharkov transferred criminal proceedings on the case of ex-mayor of Slavyansk Nely Shtepy the court of Appeal Kharkiv region to address the issue of determining the jurisdiction of another court. About it reports the UNIAN with reference to the Deputy chief of staff of the Chervonozavodsky regional court of Kharkov Vadim Dolzhenko.
According to him, today “by order of the head of the court, the responsible officer attempted automated distribution”, however, due to the lack of necessary number of judges who have the right to consider this case, automatic assignment of the presiding officer was not held.
“On the impossibility of automatic distribution in the case Shtepa shows the corresponding Protocol generated by an automated court system,” said Dolzhenko.
He noted that some of the judges of the Chervonozavodsky district court of Kharkiv considered the petition of the investigators and prosecutors during pre-trial investigation Shtepa as investigative judges, so they have no right to review the case. Some judges are now on sick leave. In addition, five judges were dismissed on various grounds, one judge ended the authority of one judge excluded from the automatic distribution of cases in connection with the forthcoming termination of powers of the judge.
According to him, given this, and in connection with the expiration of the preventive measure for Shtepa in detention, the matter was referred to the President of the court of Appeal court of Kharkiv region to address the issue of determining the jurisdiction of another court.
26 January 2017 judge Chervonozavodsky district court of Kharkiv Viktor Yezhov, who shall preside in the process on charges Shtepa announced the withdrawal of charge against him proceedings for promoting terrorist activities.
The former mayor of Slovyansk Nelly Shtepa is accused of infringement of territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine. She faces a life sentence.