Monitoring the case of Stanislav Yezhov (session 07/03/2019)

On July 3, 2019, the Goloseevsky District Court of Kiev held a continuation of the session to consider the petitions of the prosecutor’s office and the defense on the measure of restraint to Stanislav Yezhov, accused of treason. Stanislav Yezhov, a Ukrainian official, ex-deputy head of the protocol of the Prime Minister of Ukraine V. Groysman, has been in the detention center since December 20, 2017.

Experts from the International Society for Human Rights continue monitoring this trial.

The prosecutor attached to the case a statement of Yezhov’s mother to prove the relationship in order to explain to the court why the value of her property was included in the estimated amount of the bail.

The lawyer Rybin in his speech indicated that the prosecutor’s petition did not say anything about the possibility of applying other measures besides detention or bail.

The lawyer requested a change of measure to nightly house arrest.

Yezhov drew the court’s attention to the fact that the bail is exorbitant and the sum is his salary for 45 years, and the seized property is already essentially a pledge. He also referred to judicial practice in a similar “Zamana” case, who was released on a personal obligation after 2 months in a pre-trial detention center, stressing that he was being held in a pre-trial detention center with the same charge for 1 year 8 months. Following a discussion in the deliberation room, the court decided to change the measure of restraint to round-the-clock house arrest with the obligatory wearing of an electronic bracelet.

ISHR experts will continue monitoring this trial. Previous material can be found here.