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Kolesnikov declares that Secretariat of President pressed him.

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News / 8 April 2005 | 16:29

Kolesnikov declares that Secretariat of President pressed him.

The leader of Party of Regions Victor Yanukovich came out to journalists and reported that Kolesnikov had made a statement, ForUm’s correspondent informed.

According to Yanukovich, Kolesnikov declared that he was invited to the Secretariat of President at the beginning of April. There Kolesnikov was made a term: either he includes some persons, named by Secretariat, into the list of Party of Regions or an action will be brought against him for separatism and extortion. Kolesnikov refused to grant membership.

Also, according to Yanukovich, Kolesnikov declared in court that if the political pressure is not stopped, he will name the persons in the Secretariat.

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General prosecution demands to dismiss Fedur

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News / 8 April 2005 | 15:30

General prosecution demands to dismiss Fedur

The representative of General Prosecution demands to remove Andrey Fedur from advocacy. He says that an action was brought against Fedur and the advocate allegedly has no right to take part in the process.

The people’s deputy Mikhail Dobkin reported about it, ForUm’s correspondent informed.

Dobkin also admitted that General Prosecution has to observe constitutional rights of a citizen. "But on the contrary, they try to leave Kolesnikov without defence and do not let the press to get in", -the deputy said.

The building of Pechersky district court is surrounded by two lines of policemen and special subdivision "Berkut".

Dobkin has also reported that deputies will go out by turns to inform about events in the court.

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Kolesnikov’s advocate can not enter the court.

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News / 8 April 2005 | 14:43

Kolesnikov’s advocate can not enter the court.

Processing of complaint of Andrey Fedur, the advocate of the chairman of Donetsk region administration has started in Pechersky district court. But, according to Fedur, police did not let him in. Journalists are also not allowed to enter the court.

As ForUm’s correspondent informs, the leader of the Party of Regions has arrived to the court. With a group of deputies he tries to get into the building.

The deputy Samofalov informed journalists that the court started the sitting. Boris Kolesnikov and the investigator are present.  

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Kolesnikov is not an offender, but only a suspect

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News / 8 April 2005 | 14:21

Kolesnikov is not an offender, but only a suspect

Speaking inVerhovna Rada, minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Yurii Lucenko underlined that Kolesnikov is only a suspect, ForUm’s correspondent informed.

Lucenko also admitted that according to the article 106 of Criminal- processual Code of Ukraine, the investigator has a right to detain Kolesnikov for 72 hours without court decision. “If the investigator decided to detain Kolesnikov for more than 72 hours, he would appeal to the court, which either would prolong Kolesnikov’s arrest or deny the investigator’s query. And it does not mean that Kolesnikov will be released by the deputies’ order. Only a court can make such decisions. According to the law, the investigator carries out an investigation independently, and neither minister of internal affairs nor deputies can interfere in this case”, – Lucenko said.

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Yushchenko is threatened with cancer

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News / 8 April 2005 | 13:15

Yushchenko is threatened with cancer

Viennese doctor, the professor Michael Zimpfer, who discovered the fact of poisoning and treated Yushchenko, declared in the interview to the German newspaper "Bild": "Experts do not doubt that poisoning can cause very rare form of cancer, which attack muscles and soft tissues of organism". According to Zimpfer, the chances of cancer are good: concentration of toxin in Yushchenko’s organism exceeds the norm in 3500 times.

By experts’ estimation, the poison for Yushchenko was produced in secret laboratory of State Security Committee (KGB), also known as "Laboratory 12". This poison was not a simple dioxin, but a "biological bomb".
 
It was clear from the very beginning that simple dioxin can not cause such symptoms. Two other cases of poisoning by dioxin, examined by experts of medical faculty of Vienna University, showed that toxin itself can not act so quickly and cause such ailments as Yushchenko has. It appears that he was exposed not by a known chemical agent, but a complex compound.

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A criminal case or a political order?

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News / 8 April 2005 | 11:30

A criminal case or a political order?

Prosecutor general Svyatoslav Piskun and minister of internal affairs Yurii Lucenko deny any political causes in Kolesnikov’s case. They declared in Verhovna Rada yesterday that Kolesnikov’s case is a criminal case only.

On March 25 the deputy of prosecutor general brought an action against the chairman of Donetsk region administration according to article 189, part 4 of Criminal Code of Ukraine (Extortion which caused a great physical injury, Extortion accomplished by an organized group or Extortion with infliction of heavy bodily injuries" – is punished by imprisonment from 7 to 12 years with confiscation of property). Main investigatory department of Ministry of Internal Affairs was engaged into prejudicial inquiry.

April 5, the case passed to Main investigatory department of General Office of Public Prosecutor of Ukraine. April 6, Boris Kolesnikov was arrested according to the article115 of Criminal Code of Ukraine (calculated murder). Presently Kolesnikov stays in temporal isolation ward of MIA in Kiev and is provided with right of defence.

Within this case Court decided to search Kolesnikov’s apartment in Donetsk.

Investigation determined that Kolesnikov demanded stocks of an enterprise from some persons. In the case of refusal he threatened to murder. Three murderous assaults were perpetrated on a man, who was forced to give up stocks.

Besides, Main investigative department of general Prosecution brought an action according to the article 110 of Criminal Code of Ukraine (infringement on territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, i.e. separatism).

Boris Kolesnikov is among persons charged with separatism.

Yesterday Pechersky district court of Kiev started to examine Kolesnikov’s case at the suit of Kolesnikos’s advocate Andrey Fedur. The advocate accuses General prosecution of illegal arrest of Boris Kolesnikov.

Boris Kolesnikov was not present in court, which is violation of European Convention of Human Rights.

The prosecutor suggested to postpone the processing of complaint, because he did not familiarize with the claim and evidence. Another reason for postponing was absence of the investigator charged with this case for unknown reason.

During the interval the court came to know that escort service could not deliver Kolesnikov to the court, as application for delivery was received too late. Also the court got information that the investigator charge with this case is out of Kiev.

The court took a recess till April 8, 1:45 p.m.

Kolesnikov’s advocate considers that prosecution stalls for time to find any material to ground Kolesnikov’s arrest.

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Bas-relief in Yushchenko’s honour

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News / 8 April 2005 | 10:18

Bas-relief in Yushchenko’s honour

The first memorial tablet bearing the name of the president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko appeared in Ukraine.

The bas-relief decorated the front of Boris Eltsin’s Kiev Institute of Management and Business.

In 2001-2002 Yushchenko was the director of this Institute.

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