The Supreme Court of Ukraine closed advocate Paliys case
On 26 June the Sebastopol human rights protection group received a letter from Grigoriy Tverdokhlib, the prosecutor of the city of Sebastopol, which reads:
‘In response to your request concerning the ill-grounded call of advocate Paliy to account, I inform you that no materials have been obtained from the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
However, the resolution of V.Boyko, the head of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, of 14 May 1999 was obtained by Sebastopol city court. The resolution orders to cancel the resolution of Leninskiy district court of the city of Sebastopol of 13 February 1999 concerning calling advocate Paliy to account according to Article 185-3 part 1 of the Ukrainian Administrative Offence Code and terminating the case due to violations of Article 10 of the Ukrainian law ‘On the Bar, according to which an advocate may not be called to criminal, material and other responsibility.
We are very satisfied that joint actions of human rights protection organizations of Ukraine and other countries brought this result. On behalf of the Sebastopol human rights protection group we express our gratitude to those who supported our action.