16:20 20.10.2015

Ukrainian PGO not familiar with content of Yanukovych's complaint to ECHR

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Ukrainian PGO not familiar with content of Yanukovych's complaint to ECHR

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has said that it is not familiar with the contents of the complaint of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to the European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR) and reiterated that his human rights have been respected during the course of the investigation.

"It's hard to say what exactly the defense lawyers mean under the violations of human rights [of Yanukovych], so I can only assure you that the investigative units and the prosecutor's office are organizing and holding the pre-trial investigation in such a way that the rights of the suspect are observed in accordance with the requirements of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine," head of the Special Investigations Department of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Prosecutor General's Office Serhiy Horbatiuk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.

According to him, investigators are not familiar with the content of the complaint which Yanukovych lodged with the ECHR.

"We do not know the contents of the complaint, which was sent by the lawyers to the European Court. Again, in order for the court to take a decision about such complaints, they have to go through the courts of all levels in the country, the actions of whose law enforcers are challenged," Horbatiuk said.

He also added that Yanukovych's lawyers have not passed such a procedure in the Ukrainian courts.

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