The judge received a message that she and her family “will be punished” and they allegedly “need to escape”. The woman associates the threat with the judicial control on charges of corruption.
The Higher anti-corruption court judge Catherine Broad said about the threats to her and her family due to a case of corruption. It is reported the Judiciary of Ukraine on Thursday, may 28.
“Judge of the Supreme court’s Broad anti-corruption Ekaterina said that she received a message that contained threats against her, her family, and which it considers interference in its activities as the investigative judge of the High court anti-corruption”, – stated in the message.
The judge connects the threats with the exercise of judicial control over pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings from 11 December 2017 on signs of the crime provided by article about the assignment, waste of property or taking to them by abuse of official position.
According to Broad, 17 APR 2020 received a request the detective to NAB in the proceedings on the application of measures of restraint in form of detention. 20 April 2020 was denied in the petition, declaring the full text is scheduled for April 22, 2020.
21 may 2020 at about 16:20 the referee saw the message, which was received on her personal page in social network Facebook April 20, 2020 at 18:17 in the day of taking decision about refusal in satisfaction of the specified petition.
“The judge notes that in the message, the user asks the question: “Is that you tried…? You will be punished and your family! Run,” reads the publication.
Broad says that thus expressed direct threats to her and her family, and the referee believes this interference in the administration of justice as the action was aimed at the impact on her impartiality and decision on application of measures of restraint in form of detention.
Now the VSP will check the judge set out the facts and take a decision.