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Supreme court to consider appeal against sanctions targeting "Medvedchuk’s TV channels"

02.03.2021, 10:14
Detektor Media
Detektor Media

The Supreme Court on Monday said it had ruled to begin proceedings in a case, based on a lawsuit from a citizen challenging a presidential decree on sanctions against TV channels. This was reported by Radio Liberty .

"The case is scheduled for consideration in court with a notice (summons) of the parties on March 29, 2021 at 14:30," – as to the decision of the Supreme Court, which was adopted on February 26.

It is reported that on February 26, the Supreme Court received lawsuits from Leader TV LLC to challenge the presidential decree (registration number of the case - 9901/42/21), as well as from New TV Format LLC (№ 9901/45/21).

The Supreme Court reminded that earlier claims had been received to appeal the presidential decree. In one case, the proceedings were denied, in two others, the plaintiff was given 10 days from the date of receipt of this decision to rectify failings, and another case was scheduled for March 15.

"On February 24, 2021 the claim of Taras Kozak was received (assigned registration number of the case - № 9901/39/21). On February 25, 2021 the claim of LLC" Teleradiocompany "112-TV" was received (assigned registration number of the case - № 9901/40/21) ", - added in the Supreme Court.

On February 2, the president Volodymyr Zelenskyi enacted the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of February 2, 2021 “On the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)”, which provides for five years of sanctions against MP Taras Kozak and legal entities licensed by 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK TV channels..

In a statement, TV channels criticized the sanctions and called the government's decision a "political crackdown on unpopular media."

As IMI reported, on February 11, the Cassation Administrative Court within the Supreme Court opened proceedings in one of the cases on the claim for sanctions against TV channels "112 Ukraina", NewsOne, ZIK.

On February 9, the Administrative Court of Cassation of the Supreme Court refused to institute proceedings over a claim requiring to declare illegal and revoke the decree of the President of Ukraine on the implementation of the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on sanctions against three TV channels.

The second lawsuit, which also challenges the presidential decree, was left without action by the Supreme Court and the plaintiff was given 10 days to remedy the deficiencies. 

On February 8, the Supreme Court of Ukraine received another lawsuit from an individual against the President Volodymyr Zelensky demanding that the decree imposing a decision of the National Security and Defense Council on sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK be declared illegal.

On February 4, two lawsuits were filed with the Supreme Court against the decree of the President of Ukraine on the application of sanctions against MP Taras Kozak and TV channels 112 Ukraina, NewsOne and ZIK.

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