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Odious Kyiv judge declared suspect

Three other judges summoned for questioning will also be served notices of suspicion.

Odious Kyiv judge declared suspect
Pavlo Vovk
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On 2 August, the Prosecutor-General's Office (PGO) served the head of the Kyiv district administrative court, Pavlo Vovk, with a notice of suspicion, PGO press secretary Larysa Sarhan has said.

Vovk visited the PGO for investigative actions.

Three other judges summoned for questioning today will also be served notices of suspicion.

In addition to Vovk, the notices have been issued to judges Yevhn Ablov, Ihor Pohrybnichenko and Ivan Shepitko.

Vovk and a number of other judges are suspected of interference in the work of public offices. Investigators suspect them of sabotaging the qualification appraisal by appointing loyal members of the Higher Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine. They are also suspected of intimidation.

The Kyiv district administrative court dismissed the allegations and complained about the repression allegedly benefitting the head of the special investigation department, Serhiy Horbatyuk, and the director of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine, Artem Sytnyk.

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