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Court postponed trial over Medvedchuk's lawsuit against Kipiani to August 14

14.07.2020, 12:44
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The Darnytsia District Court of Kyiv has postponed to August 14 the consideration of the claim of the MP Viktor Medvedchuk against the journalist and historian Vakhtang Kipiani with a demand to ban the distribution of his book "The Case of Vasyl Stus". The court decision is dated of July 10,as  Hromadske reported.

The court considered only the first volume of the case file.

As IMI reported, in the summer of 2019, Viktor Medvedchuk, an MP from the “Opposition Platform - For Life”, filed a lawsuit against journalist and historian Vakhtang Kipiani in the Darnytsia District Court of Kyiv, demanding to ban the distribution of his book “The Case of Vasyl Stus”. 

"The Case of Vasyl Stus" was published in 2019. The book contains several documents from the archives of the former KGB of the USSR about the resonant case of the poet, from eyewitness testimonies, letters from the writer from prison, memoirs of his family and friends.

Medvedchuk was Stus's lawyer when he was arrested for the second time in 1980.

On October 2, 2019, the Darnytskyi District Court of Kyiv began consideration of the case on Medvedchuk's claim.

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