The Kiev lawyers declare violation of their rights by representatives of tax authorities.
The lawyer of lawyer firm "Capital Lawyer" Oleg Vdovichen reported about it.
"Yesterday from 09.30 at office of the lawyer Evgenia Galya as we consider illegally, the search and other investigative actions began. Employees of this lawyer were detained. Let out nobody, phones took away from all, all closed in rooms, interrogated till 23.00", - O. Vdovichen told.
According to him, it is violation of the rights of lawyers, in particular the rights for inviolability. According to the law on legal profession, it can't be neither is detained, nor interrogated, neither interrogated, nor searched.
"The spouse of the lawyer tried to get to the room, it didn't allow. On all our statements employees of tax police roughly refused, didn't show any documents, powers confirming them in carrying out check. We called a squad patrulno - sentry duty, and also division "Golden eagle". Police officers, having arrived and having seen that investigative actions are carried out by the staff of tax police, simply were afraid to enter the conflict and thus ignored that the lawyer is detained and his rights are violated. There is a rough violation of the law, and also the Criminal code", - O. Vdovichen noted.
According to him, it concerns articles of the Criminal code concerning intervention in affairs of the defender, intervention in activity of the defender, obviously illegal detention, evidence coercion, violation of the right for protection.
"Lately the intervention facts from investigation authorities in professional activity of lawyers, infringement of the rights of lawyers began to gather menacing scales", - the lawyer, the partner of the Lawyer association "Aktio" Vitaly Serdyuk commented on this situation.
He noted that in this case actions of staff of tax police which held employees of the lawyer Evgenia Galya, should be qualified under article 397 UK of Ukraine as intervention in lawful activity of the defender. In this regard the specified officials have to be made responsible.
Besides, as the representative of Committee of protection of lawyers to Council of lawyers of Ukraine Valentin Stepyuk reported, the similar case occurred yesterday also on the apartment of one Kiev lawyer.
"For this time it isn't known, whether it is a search, whether not a search. The wife of the lawyer called and reported that any unknown try to rush into the apartment. In total them were about ten people, they didn't show any documents, one of them had an inscription "tax police"", - V. Stepyuk told.
According to him, unknown put mutilations of mother of the lawyer, it was given medical help. Unknown were in the apartment of the lawyer to three o'clock in the morning, V. Stepyuk declared.