17:26 17.11.2015

Higher Administrative Court rules that Rada's resolution to deprive MP Mosiychuk immunity, arrest him, is illegal

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Higher Administrative Court rules that Rada's resolution to deprive MP Mosiychuk immunity, arrest him, is illegal

The Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine has ruled that the Verkhovna Rada's resolution on stripping Radical Party MP Ihor Mosiychuk of his immunity and his subsequent arrest was illegal.

The Higher Administrative Court said that the decision could be reviewed after an appeal is submitted.

Mosiychuk’s lawyers expect to receive the court's decision within five days and hand it over to Pechersky District Court of Kyiv, which will decide on the measure of restraint against Mosiychuk.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said that the charges brought against Mosiychuk included 'accepting a proposal, promising, or receiving an unlawful benefit by a public official', 'disorderly conduct', 'a threat or violence in relation to a public official or a citizen performing a public duty', 'interference in the activities of judicial bodies', and 'a threat or violence in relation to a judge, a people's assessor, or a juror'.

The Verkhovna Rada deprived Mosiychuk of his parliamentary immunity at the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin's request on September 17.

The next day, the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv ruled to take Mosiychuk into custody pending trial for at least 60 days.

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