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MP from the “Blok Petra Poroshenka” and Lozhkin’s Advisor Came Up in the “Hardware Case” of Embezzlement at Railway Investigated by the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine

Detectives of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) suspect MP Valeriy Ishchenko (“Blok Petra Poroshenka”) and Mykhailo Beilin (former non-staff advisor of the head of the President’s Administration) of involvement in embezzlement of “Ukrzaliznytsia” railway service state funds through tenders. It was stated in the decision of Solomianskyi District Court of Kyiv of June 27, 2017 on the criminal proceeding No. 52016000000000001, according to the newspaper “Slovo i Dilo”.

Anti-corruption Court and UA Constitution: Nothing Extraordinary

Legislation on anti-corruption courts provides for the basic guarantees of the human rights (namely, legally guaranteed competence of a court, right to an attorney, right to appeal etc.), therefore there are no grounds to regard them as some extraordinary tribunals comparable to “conveyer belt style justice” à la Stalin. Under such circumstances, anti-corruption courts have the right to life, just like all other specialized courts in our country.