Protection Semochko convinced of his honesty and integrity
Lawyer Sergei Semochko Ekaterina Smirnova said the lack of evidence of corruption and abuses by former officials, which informed journalists wrote. About it reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to “Apostrophe”.
As you know, the Goloseevsky court of Kiev for technical reasons postponed the preparatory meeting on the case of former first Deputy Chairman of SBU Sergei Semochko against journalists “Bigus info” and “24 channel”.
“We were waiting for the start of the trial, because we are convinced that defendants published information is false and discrediting the honor, dignity and business reputation of our client, the relevant evidence which we provided to the court in the manner prescribed by law. The main thing for us is to see evidence of the reliability of the published information, because by law they have to provide a party defendant. However, you cannot provide what does not exist and confirm the accuracy of the events that occurred, and are someone else’s fantasies. Perhaps for these reasons, up to the present time by the defendants to the court no evidence, moreover, according to representatives of the channel 24 information on unlawful interference in state procurement of medicines for dialysis is not directly related to Sergei Semochko, and relates only to the SBU as a whole”, – said the lawyer.
She stressed that the dissemination by respondents of false information became one of the grounds for registration in respect of Sergei Semochko criminal proceedings on the fact of treason and illicit enrichment in connection with which the fact of violation of his rights is obvious.
“Thus, if journalists seeking sensationalism, wishful thinking – their degree of responsibility must be established by the court. We hope that the defendants will find the courage and will appear at the next court session, because today was only the representative of Denis Bigus. From our side we are ready to dispute of the parties and I emphasize again – we believe in honesty and integrity Sergei Semochko,” – said Smirnov.