Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has completed the pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings against five former judges from Crimea suspected of treason, who have moved to serve in Russia. General Prosecutor's Office handed the indictments to the court, according to the press service of the GPO.
As it is noted in the department, in accordance with Part 1 of Article 12 of the Law of Ukraine "On ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens and legal regime in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine", the indictments against judges traitors sent to the Appeal Court of Kyiv for the determination of jurisdiction. "The said accused face penalty of imprisonment for a term of twelve to fifteen years with confiscation of property or without it", – the Prosecutor's Office notes.
The agency reminded that the department on the issues of representation of interests of the citizens or the state in court, fighting crimes and corruption in Crimea, Prosecutor General's Office investigates criminal proceedings on the fact of committing a crime by the judges of courts of Crimea and Sevastopol under Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code (high treason , i. e. the provision of a foreign state and its representatives aid in carrying out subversive activities against Ukraine).
In particular, it was found that these judges contrary to the requirements of Ukrainian legislation, in violation of the oath of a judge, after the annexation the peninsula of Crimea by the Russian Federation since March 2014 began to carry out "justice" in the so-called "courts of the ARC" and unlawfully to make judicial decisions. In November - December 2014 in accordance with the Presidential Decree "On the appointment of judges of the federal courts" they have moved to serve in these illegal courts.
As it was reported, on April 19, 2016 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has dismissed 198 judges of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, who, having violated the oath, moved to serve Russian occupants.