Former Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine David Sakvarelidze said that Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko gave an ultimatum to the judge of Appellate court of Kiev Oleg Prisyazhnyuk, that he sent under house arrest of ex-President of Georgia and leader of the party «movement novih forces» of Mikhail Saakashvili. About this Sakvarelidze wrote in Facebook.
«I want to introduce judge of the court of Appeal of Kyiv, the Chairman of the panel of judges that will review the case of Mikhail Saakashvili – Oleg Bogdanovich, the bear (nickname Press). It turns out that he was involved once on appeal in the case of Yuriy Lutsenko, who was then a political prisoner. For anybody not a secret that the presidential Administration with particular zeal looking for a loyal judge, who will make the decision to use Mikhail Saakashvili of a measure of restraint in the form of house arrest – that is, obediently follow the order Bankova,» wrote Sakvarelidze.
According to him, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko «personally conveyed to the judge the Press» and gave him an ultimatum: that he remembers their history and how, once it is illegally judged, and if the judge wants it to be forgotten and had little impact, it needs to make a decision, which requires the regime Poroshenko to cancel the decision of Pechersky district court, and prosecutors requested elect a measure of restraint for Mikhail – the restriction of freedom in the form of house arrest.»
«The judge Prysyazhnyuk in indignation and at a crossroads: to follow the criminal orders of the regime or is it to act as it should do an honest and fair judge. I encourage our attorneys to begin the trial with a motion for disqualification of a judge Prisyazhnyuk and the entire panel of judges as a whole, because they are engaged and were elected to perform specific tasks from the AP. Also suggest all to take into consideration that we are aware of all processes and also nothing is forgotten», – said the former Deputy Prosecutor General.
Sakvarelidze said that Lutsenko personally delivered an ultimatum to the judge of the court of Appeal in the case of Saakashvili 17.12.2017