Press release of the attorney firm „, Berezhnoy and partners“


The appeal court of the Lugansk oblast and the Artemovsk district court of Lugansk continue to refuse B. Feldman’s advocates to get known with the copies of the issued verdicts and case materials, thus violating part 5 Article 384 of the Civil-Procedural Code of Ukraine. So, the crimes envisaged by Article 374 (violating the right for defense) and part 2 Article 397 (impeding the legal activities of advocates) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are committed against B. Feldman and his advocates.

Boris Feldman was transported from preliminary prison No, 17 of Lugansk to Alchevsk reforming colony No. 13 (the town of Alchevsk, the Lugansk oblast).

On 25 September, on the invitation of the embassy of the Great Britain in Ukraine (http://www. britemb-ukraine. net), advocates Viktor Ageev and Andrey Fedur met Donald McLaren, the general consul of the Great Britain in Ukraine, a deputy of the Ambassador Plenipotentiary and barrister Rabinder Singh, a Royal counselor.

They discussed the state of human rights in Ukraine, some resonant processes, which these advocate conducted, in particular about the cases of B. Feldman and G. Gongadze, as well as the obstacles the law-enforcing organs create to impede the professional activities of advocates.

On 30 September 2002 the Sjevchenkivski district court of Kyiv (judge Zhanna Bernatskaya) intends to consider the claim of Boris Feldman to the State tax administration of Ukraine (http://www. sta. gov. ua) and its chairman Nikolay Azarov. Feldman’s interests are defended by advocates Viktor Ageev and Andrey Fedur.

B. Feldman demands to refute the information distributed by the respondents that the audio records made public by major Nikolay Melnichenko were falsified by B. Feldman’s order.

26 September 2002

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