Friday, July 3, 2009

President urges the VR to abolish deputy's immunity

President Victor Yushchenko called upon the Parliament to abolish parliamentary immunity, he said at the press conference in Simferopol, making comments on the decision of the Verkhovna Rada to deprive BYuT deputy V. Lozynsky of deputy mandate.

Also Victor Yushchenko noted with disappointment that by depriving V. Lozynsky of his mandate the Verkhovna Rada has in fact fulfilled the appeal of the suspect in serious crime and ignored the submission of the Prosecutor General and of the President requesting revoking the parliamentary immunity of deputies as such. "In essence, the Verkhovna Rada has shirked responsibility by refusing to recognize the clamant fact: the people's deputy is suspected of committing murder", - emphasized the President.