Dzerzhinsky district court of Kharkiv, which on Tuesday began a preliminary meeting on the case against the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes, due to the absence of victims adjourned until 7 April, reports Ukrainian news.
the proper decision was made by the judge, after hearing the opinion of the parties participating in the process on the extension of the meeting in the absence of received damage.
Lawyers Kernes stressed that according to the indictment, which was received in Dzerzhinsky district court, victims registered in Kharkiv, however, according to the documents submitted to the Supreme specialcourt for civil and criminal cases, victims registered in Kyiv.
"It is for this reason that they have not received the agenda," he said.
The defendants agreed to the postponement." The court decided to adjourn the court meeting to 10. 00 April 7 and repeatedly call received damage, " said the judge.
first it was claimed that the Court of Kharkiv on Tuesday will hold a preparatory meeting in the case of the mayor Gennady Kernes, who is accused of kidnapping and beating of active participants " euromaidan ". At the same time on Tuesday in Kyiv on 14. 00 scheduled meeting of the High specialized court of appeals of the Prosecutor General and the victims of adjournment of hearing in a criminal case on suspicion of Kernes to another area. The Prosecutor General's office of Ukraine on March 26, filed a case against the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes and his guards. Kharkiv mayor and his 2 guards blame in the kidnapping and beating of participants "euromaidan" in March of last year. If guilt Kernes prove, he faces five to ten years of imprisonment.
at the end of February 2014, in Ukraine there was a coup, fresh authorities placed the responsibility for all incidents occurred in the process of " euromaidan ", the past leaders of the country. Were criminal cases relative to the number of bureaucrats, and the riot police "Berkut" was dissolved.