Odessa oblast Prosecutor’s office challenged the city court judges Illichivsk (Black sea Odessa region), considering the case about the events on may 2, 2014 (in terms of events in the Greek area ) in Odessa.

As has informed on Tuesday a press-service of Prosecutor’s office, the reason for the withdrawal was the number of “gross violations during the court proceedings, which in the future will become an unconditional basis for cancellation by the highest court of any sentence in criminal proceedings”.

“In particular, the court granted the defense motion for disqualification of the Prosecutor, not only beyond their powers, but in the absence of the parties to the proceedings. In addition, the judges violated the adversarial principle, the freedom in submission to the court its evidence in proof before the court of their credibility, evidence of partiality of the court”, – added in Prosecutor’s office of area.

Thus in Prosecutor’s office said that they filed a petition for disqualification of judges following the extension of a measure of restraint to the accused, which expires on August 29.

As reported, on may 15, 2017, the Board of judges of the Malinovsky district court of Odessa, who considered the case about the events on 2 may 2014 in Odessa (in terms of events in the Greek area), granted the petition of one of lawyers of defendants for the disqualification of judges. The case was sent to the Appellate court of Odessa region to determine the venue of trial.

Kiev and Suvorov district courts of Odessa, who were not previously involved in the case are unable for various reasons (vacation, illness, judges, etc.) to form a Board and make the case. In the end, it was decided to refer the case to the Black sea (former Ilyichevsk), where it continues to be seen at present.

May 2, 2014 in Odessa the riots 48 people died and over 200 were injured. Most of the victims died in the House of trade unions. The investigation revealed that the riots in Odessa were organized and deliberately planned.