Friday, July 3, 2009

President requests the VR to urgently consider revoking deputy immunity of state deputy V.Lozinsky

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine should urgently consider Prosecutor General's Office request for consent for institution of criminal proceedings against state deputy V.Lozynsky, who is suspect in the case of V. Oliynyk's murder, his arrest and taking into custody.

"I appeal to the Verkhovna Rada for immediate consideration of Prosecutor General's Office request for revoking deputy immunity of state deputy V.Lozinsky. I emphasize urgency of adopting a decision on the specified request", said the President in his letter to Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn.

The President warned that V.Lozinsky, suspect of very serious crime for committing which the imprisonment foreseen in Ukrainian legislation may be from 7 to 10 years, can use his deputy status to undermine the investigation and impose pressure upon witnesses.

"All those guilty of the murder of citizen Oliynyk must be punished in accordance with the law regardless of their position or political status", stressed the President.