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Oct 15, 2012, 01:16 pm

Defense lawyer: court should suspend trial until Yulia Tymoshenko recovers (photos)

pr_b6559.jpgDefense lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko says Judge Kostyantyn Sadovsky of the Kyivsky District Court of Kharkiv is manipulating court rules and has turned the proceedings in the case against Yulia Tymoshenko into a total face.

"This was the latest farce in court. Everyone saw that the judge refused to consider the motion by the defense despite the fact that he considered the prosecution’s motion several times. The judge is manipulating the case materials. Today’s decision was prepared in advance. The judge didn’t react to anything, he simply read from the paper what they wrote for him, including the date of the hearing November 13," said Serhiy Vlasenko.

The lawyer reiterated that Yulia Tymoshenko is not refusing to participate in the trial. "Yulia Tymoshenko never refused to take part in this trial. She once again wrote that due to the state of her health, which was confirmed yesterday by the German doctors, she is unable to participate in the hearing," he said.

Today’s hearing in the case involving United Energy Systems of Ukraine lasted only 19 minutes. Judge Kostyantyn Sadovsky adjourned the case until November 13 due to the "inability to hear the case in the absence of Yulia Tymoshenko," thus ignoring the request by the defense to suspend the proceedings until Yulia Tymoshenko makes a full recovery.

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