Case Shtepa. Two of the panel of judges announced the withdrawal, the examination will start from the beginning for the fifth time

Two of the panel of judges of Lenin district court of Kharkiv, one after another said to recuse himself in the case against the former mayor Sloviansk Neelie Shtepa. About it reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

Of the Board referred to the criminal proceedings investigated by the Kharkiv regional Prosecutor’s office upon receipt of the judges of this court improper benefits for making a knowingly unjust decisions during the trial of the proceedings Shtepa.

In a press-service of Prosecutor’s office explained that in October last year, proceedings have been initiated on the fact of changing the measure of restraint Shtepa on house arrest despite the requirements of part 5 of article 176 of the code of criminal procedure, which provided for her detention.

«In Leninsk district court there is no more of three judges, which could consider the production. Tomorrow the production will be sent to the court of Appeal to determine the new court, which will hear the case», – added in Prosecutor’s office.

This will be her fifth start of the proceedings against Shtepa.

Shtepa detained July 11, 2014. In early October of the same year, she was declared a suspect under article «encroachment on the territorial integrity of Ukraine» and «creation of terrorist group or organization» for actions during the capture of the militants Slavyansk Igor Girkin (strelkov).

20 September 2017 court of Kharkiv Shtepa released from jail under-house arrest in Slavyansk. 21 September it became known that she wear an electronic bracelet.

28 Sep Shtepa was hospitalized from the courtroom with high pressure and suspicion on a hypertensive crisis.

October 4, the lawyer stressed that the ex-mayor of Slavyansk was discharged from the hospital and is undergoing treatment at home.




Case Shtepa. Two of the panel of judges announced the withdrawal, the examination will start from the beginning for the fifth time 11.01.2018

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