The director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnik said that he had sent a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights against a decision of a Ukrainian court, which he was fined for undeclared holidays in the Rivne region. About this Sytnik said 14 on May TV hromadske .
According to him, the complaint was sent to the ECHR more than a month ago.
"There were obvious actions to put pressure on judges. We have a norm in the Administrative Code, according to which certain violations, and they certainly exist and are listed in my application to the European Court, are the basis for reviewing the decision," said Sytnik.
He called the decision of the court that convicted him of a corruption offense, politically motivated nym.
"This can be a dangerous precedent, since it’s enough to take a hand judge and just put pressure on him. For the future director of NABU or NAPK, this may be a risk that, if certain decisions that people with an administrative resource and a media resource will not like, it’s enough to simply draw up a protocol, come up with it and put it through the court, "said Sytnik.
September 6 2019 of the year the Sarnensky district court of the Rivne region found him guilty of violating certain Ukrainian legislation is limited th on receiving gifts because of information not specified in the declaration of the head of NABU about his vacation in the hunting area "Polesskoe-Sarny" in the period from 2017 to the year.
The prospector challenged the decision of the court of first instance in the Rivne Court of Appeal, however, the appeal of the director of NABU was rejected. After that, Sytnik was entered into the register of persons who committed a corruption offense.
The Sytnik accused the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov of organizing this case. In his opinion, this is revenge for the so-called backpacking case, in which Alexander Avakov’s son appeared.