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Poroshenko fired four judges, two of them - for oath breaking

Poroshenko fired four judges, two of them - for oath breakingUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order to dismiss four judges as part of purging the judiciary, the presidential press service has reported.

Two of them were dismissed for oath breaking, it said.

Among the four dismissed judges is Vladyslava Hudyma, who took unreasonable decisions on Euromaidan and Automaidan activists, it added.

"In particular, the ad hoc commission for performance review of judges of courts of general jurisdiction has concluded that Vladyslava Hudyma did not ensure within her authority during events on the Maidan that the principles of autonomy and independence and the constitutional principles of justice were observed along with full and complete investigation into all the circumstances, including immediate forensic examination. The judge's decisions did not comply with the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, the Code of Administrative Offences, and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and European Court of Human Rights practice," the report said.

The president had earlier dismissed five judges who, according to the High Council of Justice, had violated judicial oath and whose rulings on Revolution of Dignity activists were unlawful. They include three judges from Kyiv – Yulia Shvachach and Vitaliy Lytvynov (Obolonsky district court) and Dmytro Kravetz (Shevchenkivsky district court), as well as two judges from Kharkiv – Olena Vasylyeva and Denys Chudovsky (Chervonozavodskoy district court).

Poroshenko also fired Kyiv Pechersky district court judge Rodion Kireyev along with 83 judges from certain courts located in Russia-annexed Crimea.
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