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29.12.2003

Head of President’s Administration of Ukraine Viktor Medvedchuk handed the claim on the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation and on the compensation of moral damage against Oleksandr Moroz and Socialist Party

   

According to the information of UNIAN, Viktor Medvedchuk, the head of President’s Administration of Ukraine, handed the claim on the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation and on the compensation of moral damage against Oleksandr Moroz and the Socialist Party. The claim was caused by demonstration, in autumn 2002, of the film “Digitized truth”, in which Medvedchuk was accused of the cooperation with the Soviet KGB. The authors of the film referred to the records of major Melnichenko.

O. Moroz, the leader of the Socialist Party, turned to Vasyl Maliarenko, the head of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, and Sergiy Kivalov, the head of the Supreme council of justice, with the official letter, in which he asked “to interfere in the situation and to give the legal assessment of the decision of the Kyiv Appeal court about the consideration of the case in the Pecherskiy district court instead of the Shevchenkivskiy court”. The text of the letter was passed to the UNIAN agency. In his letter O. Moroz reminds that “firstly, according to the norms of the Civil-Procedural Code, the consideration of cases is carried out in the district, where the defendant stays, and, secondly, the Shevchenkivskiy court almost finished the consideration of this case and disclosed the facts of falsifying proofs by the claimant”.

So, the leader of the SPU expressed the belief that “such tricks, which are incompatible with the norms of justice, are the result of the pressure exerted on the court by the top officials from President’s Administration”.

(«Silski Visti», No. 130, 6 November 2003)

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