Daily Archives: 24/07/2017

Ukraine/Russia: Ukraine’s military prosecutor arrested in absentia in Russia for illegal criminal charges

July 23, 2017

Moscow’s Basmanny Court sanctioned arrest in absentia of Ukraine’s Prosecutor of the Chief Military Prosecution Ruslan Kravchenko and Investigator for particularly important cases of the Prosecutor General’s Office Vadim Priymachok, charged with prosecution of a person who is knowingly innocent of criminal responsibility, the Court’s Press Secretary Yunona Tsareva told TASS on Sunday.

“At the request from the investigator, the court chose in relation to Kravchenko and Priymachok, who are on the international wanted list, a preventive measure in the form of detention in absentia,” she said.

The press secretary said the charges presented to Kravchenko and Priymachok are under the Criminal Code’s article on criminal charges and illegal criminal case accusing a person of grave or especially grave crime. The responsibility under this article is between five and ten years in prison. The press secretary said she did not have details on the criminal case.

The media reported earlier, Military Prosecutor Kravchenko and investigator Priymachok were probing in Ukraine into a criminal case against Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Besides, the military prosecutor is head of the group investigating the case on treason of Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovich.


India: Lawyers bodies against changes proposed by Modi Govt. to Advocates Act, 1961

July 21, 2017

Striking Lawyers

Government has told Lok Sabha that the Bar Associations across the Country, including one in Supreme Court, had opposed Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

Government further added that lawyer bodies also oppose Law Commission’s 266th Report which has recommende the stringent disciplinary action against the lawyers disrupting the court work, including barring them from practising.

The Law Commission has recommended amendments to the Advocates Act, 1961 to allow lawyers a day’s token strike in the compelling circumstances with prior approval of the Bar Council concerned.