Monitoring the case of Natalya Kulish (session 12.16.19)

On December 16, 2019 in the Zheleznodorozhny District Court of the city of Lvov with the participation of the panel of judges A. Kiriluk, N.  Rumilov, A. Liusha a session was held in criminal proceedings No. 12019140000000394 dated 04/17/2019 on charges of Kulish N. for committing a crime under the Part 3 of the Article 149 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – “Human Trafficking”.

At the hearing arrived defender of Kulish N., Savayda V.M. and the prosecutor of the Lvov region Krishtanovich S.

At the hearing, lawyer Mikhail Savaida filed a motion to attach evidence of the defense to the materials of the criminal proceedings. The prosecutor spoke out against addition of these materials, since he did not get to know them and the defense, in his opinion, violated the procedure.

The court, after hearing the parties to the defense and the prosecution, having examined the materials provided, came to the conclusion that the materials submitted by the defense were not to be included in the materials of the criminal proceedings, since the defense had indeed violated the order when the materials were given to the prosecutor, certain art. 290 Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine. In addition, these files, in the court’s opinion, have no evidentiary value in the framework of criminal proceedings under Art. 366 part 1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Court refused to satisfy the request of the defender of the accused Savydy M..

When considering the case in criminal proceedings No. 12019140000000394 dated 04/17/2019 on charges of Kulish Natalya in committing a criminal offense under Part 3 of Art. 149 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine by observers of the ISHR, no violations of the right to a fair trial were found.

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