20 Aug 2019 12:26

Ukrainian court postpones Vyshinsky arrest appeal hearing due to judge's illness

KYIV. Aug 20 (Interfax) - The Kyiv Court of Appeals has postponed its hearing on a ruling by the Podilsky District Court to extend the pretrial custody of RIA Novosti Ukraine Editor-in-Chief Kirill Vyshinsky, the Kyiv-based Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea told Interfax.

"The appeal hearing was moved to a later date due to the judge's illness," the Prosecutor's Office said, adding that a new date would be announced.

Kyiv's Podilsky District Court in July ruled to extend Vyshinsky's arrest for additional two months until September 19 without setting a bail amount. He has been charged by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies with high treason.

Vyshinsky was detained in Kyiv on May 15, 2018. After Vyshinsky was transported to Kherson, the local court ruled on May 17, 2018 to put him under arrest until July 13, 2018. Since then, the Kherson City Court has several times extended his pretrial custody term, and an appeals court has upheld all these rulings.