Kharkiv show trial includes glass box for Yulia Tymoshenko
The Kyivsky District Court of Kharkiv today will continue hearing the fabricated case against Yulia Tymoshenko regarding the activities of United Energy Systems of Ukraine in 1997-1998, according to Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko. Former President of the European Parliament Pat Cox and former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski are monitoring the proceedings on behalf of the European Parliament.
On orders from Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko, a glass box has been installed in the courtroom for defendants with two tables, chairs, two file cabinets, a microphone, fresh flowers and paintings. For the first time in court practice, they found space for a plasma screen that includes a live feed from court surveillance cameras.
The ex-premier’s defense counsel will demand that the court explain why a glass cage has been installed in the courtroom.