In Krivoy Rog continues consideration of the case “about a handful of nuts”. At the regular meeting were questioned the victim’s wife.
Thursday, December 19, in the Central-City district court held another hearing in the case of the “handful of nuts”, where the accused is Krivoy Rog activist Ruslan Bondarenko.
The meeting was attended by the suspect, Ruslan Bondarenko, his defender Oksana Rogozin, the new Prosecutor Marina Yanchuk, auditors, journalists, the victim and his wife, who gave testimony. The meeting was chaired by judge Roman Kuznetsov.
The witness told the court about events of 4 years ago. She said she was cooking dinner and heard the window, “someone hits the tree.” Looking out, she saw, according to her adult child, the girl (at the time she was 11 years – approx. ed), who was sitting on the tree. From the words of the spouse of the victim, the girl did not respond to her request to get down from the tree and continued to “hit the sheets, jump on the thin branches of the trees to shoot down at that time, 10 nuts”. The witness went into the room and asked her husband to intervene.
After this phrase, the judge said, how old was the girl. The witness replied that she looked like an adult, for 15 years. The woman said that on a nearby tree, she noticed a man (accused – approx. ed.).
The husband of the witness went outside to deal with those who plucked off the nuts. The victim’s wife said that he had started the verbal sparring, the scandal between the victim and the accused.
– What was the scandal? About the tree? – said the judge.
– Of course. Because they went into someone’s yard and knocked the nuts, ‘ replied the witness.
Then she told about the fight with the stick as her husband did not allow themselves to beat this with a stick. Then this stick took the girl and left. Further the participants of the conflict came the wife of the accused. The witness said that her husband after the altercation had already left the corner, but then I heard the continuation of the conflict between the two women and returned.
After that, according to the wife of the victim, the accused inflicted blows with the fist.
The husband sat down, started to defend himself. He then also added kicks – said the witness.
Then she threatened to call the police, but they never called. Then went outside. This time their neighbours who at the moment deceased. Approached the officer, who is familiar to the victims. All were separated, the conflict ended. To the place called the police and medics. According to the witness, her husband was taken to the “tysyatsky” and he “still cured”. Then he went after the hospital to take a beating “on Dzerzhinka”.
Further questions the witness began to ask her husband – victim. He asked if she had seen to someone holding something in hand. She replied that her husband did not hold. But the activist was kept, but who she can’t remember because there were three men-neighbors. The victim asked a clarifying question, because the witness did not understand at once that the man wants to she stated in court. She said she had not seen, as he pulled the accused from the victim. Seen simply as the men stood next to the accused.
After that, the defender of the accused asked the witness:
– And why do you put your husband someone to drive with trees?
Because within 20 minutes people not heard what I asked them calm normal voice.
– To you this is somehow prevented?
Yes. It disturbed me, I was annoyed that they constantly hit on the young tree with a stick.
You just annoyed people, Yes? – said the defender.
– Not the people, and the sounds that they made.
The judge asked that the witness asked her husband to do. The woman replied that she asked the victim to tell these people to stop their actions. The judge said. she asked her husband to do the same thing that she did.
– Yes, because I’m a woman and didn’t hear me.
The defender of the accused asked if the witness saw her husband beat the wife of the accused. The woman replied that he had not seen it.
Oksana Rogozin was asked on what day the husband went to take a beating. The witness replied that the next day or the next day. She doesn’t remember.
Ruslan Bondarenko asked the witness, who works as a school teacher. freely if she speaks Ukrainian language (court testimony she gave in Russian – approx. ed.). The witness noted that the Ministry gave them a chance for 2-3 years to move into the Ukrainian language, as the Russian-language schools. The judge saw no reason to address the language issue and the need of the teacher to testify in court in a state language. Roman Kuznetsov has asked to be polite and to respect each other.
Ruslan Bondarenko said the witness, the tree belongs specifically to the victim or planted in the local area. The witness replied that she put him with the permission of the neighbors on the local area.
The next meeting was scheduled for 20 February at 13.00.
Recall that the accused in the case of the “handful of nuts” is the Krivoy Rog activist Ruslan Bondarenko. According to him, in September 2015, he was drawn into the conflict by a man who was seeing for the first time in my life, and which attacked him and his family for what they tore down the nuts on the tree growing in the courtyard of apartment buildings. Defended from the bully man allegedly forced to use force in response, but he also has appeared on a dock.
Ruslan Bondarenko had to spend six months under house arrest and several years to participate in the courts. For the period of the trial for various reasons, have replaced a few judges and now the trial is conducted by the judge Kuznetsov.
In addition, the history of the judicial process can be seen in our special topic “the Activity of the hook of Themis”.