Monitoring the case of Vladimir Dovgolyuk (session September 27, 2019)

09/27/2019 in the Bogunsky District Court of Zhitomir, a hearing was held in the case of Vladimir Dovgalyuk accused of murder (paragraph 7 of part 2 of article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Course of session

At the hearing, consideration of evidence continued. The protocols of access to documents, a printout with information of telephone connections, certificate stating that the terminal of the accused operated in the zone of the same base stations of the operator on the day of the murder as the terminal of the murdered person were submitted and considered

The forensic psychological examination, which was supposed to show whether the features of non-verbal behavior on the videos belonged to the same person, was not considered and postponed for further consideration, since not all videos were examined by the court. The judge asked the prosecutor to file all the existing videos on the case for the next trial.

The prosecutor handed over to the court documents the list of which at the previous session was requested by the defense, these evidences were attached to the case file.

The judge commented on the situation that, due to the workload of the judges, the next court session may be held no earlier than in December. The representative of the victims asked to arrange a session earlier, but the schedule has already been filled for several months in advance.

Also, the judge commented that they really hope to increase the number of judges and attract young cadres, this will reduce the load and speed up the consideration of cases.

The next session is scheduled for December 6, 2019.

Experts from the International Society for Human Rights will continue to monitor this trial.