“I was really astonished by prosecutor general’s press conference where he acted as Viktor Yanukovych’s defense council,” such was the comment by acting Interior Minister Lutsenko on PG Oleksandr Medvedko declaration that Yanukovych had been twice put behind bars unlawfully. Lutsenko was addressing journalists in Lviv Feb. 2, ZIK reports.
The ministry examined Yanukovych case materials back in 2005, Lutsenko recounted. Experts pointed out that some of the case documents had been replaced as they were printed on a different brand of paper and on the type-writer never used in that court, filed in a different way and bore signatures of a judge and court secretary unrelated to the case in question, Lutsenko said.
Following the case falsification, Donetsk oblast prosecutor Bahanets opened a criminal investigation, but the PGO in Kyiv demanded Bahanets to submit the case to Kyiv where the case was closed “due to the lack of incriminating evidence,” Lutsenko continued.
“It is against the law to close a case due to the lack of evidence while the conclusions made by experts indicated falsification of case materials. The case was closed for political reasons to whitewash Yanukovych before his appointment as premier in 2007,” Lutsenko commented.
“Now Prosecutor General Medvedko again repeats his previous declarations based on falsified case materials that Yanukovych had been convicted unlawfully,” Lutsenko concluded.
Comment by ZIK
Presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych was unlawfully jailed twice in late 60s and early 70s, PG Oleksandr Medvedko declared Jan. 29
In 1978 the Donetsk oblast court cancelled both convictions (one for mugging and the other for inflicting body harm) closing both criminal cases against Yanukovych for the lack of corpus delicti.
The closure of cases makes Yanukovych an innocent citizen,