Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych refused to participate in passing in Kiev the trial of the case of treason and withdraws his lawyers. On Wednesday, July 5, he said in the program «Time» on the First channel.
«I don’t want to participate in a supposedly adversarial system, the outcome is pre-determined. I made the decision to withdraw from the process of its defenders. The qualification no doubt, but in a country destroyed by justice lawyers are powerless», – quotes the President TASS.
«This is not a trial but pure blasphemy. Violated all possible principles and rules of law grossly violated the Constitution, completely ignored the procedural rules,» – said the former President.
«My rights were violated from the very beginning, I was not even questioned, no one wanted to hear my testimony. No questioning of the witnesses who would testify truthfully, I was not allowed to see the accusation. The court has considered all the materials without my participation, I learned about it from mass media», – said Yanukovych.
According to him, under the pressure of Petro Poroshenko has adopted special laws on absentee condemnation.
«This is a direct violation of the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms», – Yanukovych emphasized.