Prosecutor moves to prosecute Yulia Tymoshenko’s father-in-law



The Kyiv Court of Appeal has apparently allowed the Prosecutor General’s Office to prosecute Gennady Tymoshenko, the 75-year-old father-in-law of former Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, as well as Antonina Bolyura..

According to their lawyer, the court on Tuesday 24 January rejected the appeal against the decision of the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv.

In December 2004 the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv terminated the criminal investigations against heads of the corporation Single Energy System of Ukraine Gennady Tymoshenko and Antonina Bolyura.

In January 2005 the Prosecutor General’s Office terminated all criminal investigations against Yulia Tymoshenko  and the heads of Single Energy System of Ukraine, Oleksandr Tymoshenko, Gennady Tymoshenko, Antonina Bolyura and two others.

In autumn 2011 the Prosecutor General appealed against the ruling from 2004.  On 17 November 2011 the High Specialized Court found that the termination of the criminal investigation against Yulia Tymoshenko and Antonina Bolyura had been unlawful, but closed proceedings as time barred.  It thus allowed the cassation appeal, revoked the termination but then terminated the case due to the time that had elapsed.

The report is exceedingly confused since some of the assertions made by Gennady Tymoshenko’s lawyer refer to a Supreme Court judgement which UNIAN reports Yulia Tymoshenko as having reported back in November 2005. Without a considerable amount of searching, it is unclear why the Supreme Court ruling is reported in this way.

Gennady Tymoshenko’s lawyer says that Tuesday’s ruling extended the period for a cassation appeal against previous rulings finding the two innocent to almost seven years.

“Virtually seven years after the Supreme Court ruling, the Prosecutor General’s Office approached the Shevchenkivsky District Court and that renewed the Prosecutor’s time limit for submitting a cassation appeal, this being three months”.

The High Specialized Court then considered the cassation appeal and reinstated the criminal proceedings terminated in 2005.

From information reported at UNIAN

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