Attorneys succeeded in convincing court to change pre-trial restriction for Belarusian spy

The court granted the defence’s application and changed the pre-trial restriction for a Belarusian citizen charged with spying (Article 114 of the Criminal Code) from detention to release on his own recognisance.

That was the order issued by the Novozavodksyi District Court, Chernihiv, which hears the high-profile case involving the ‘Belarusian spy.’ The team responsible for the working out of the defendant’s case includes GOD LEGAL partners Taras Hereliuk, and Vasyl Oliynyk and attorneys Oleksandr Volvak and Olena Drozdova.

‘The criminal proceedings have been pending for more than two years and the suspect has been kept in detention for all this time,’ says Mr Hereliuk. ‘We have managed to convince the court that, as evidence collected in the case shows, any further application of the most rigorous pre-trial restriction would not be consistent with the relevant purposes of and grounds for the application of the same, as provided by the Code of Criminal Procedure.’