Court sees nothing wrong in move to classify military prosecutors' asset declarations

14:40, 28 December 2017
Ukraine
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Kyiv's District Administrative Court has found no violations in the adoption by Ukraine's chief military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios of the resolution on restricting access to electronic declarations submitted by the military prosecutor's office officials, according to the court's press service.

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The court established no violations of the current legislation in Matios's decision to classify information on military prosecutors' assets for the sake of safety of these officials and their families.

In early December, the Anti-Corruption Action Center (AntAc), the plaintiff, said that the military prosecutor's office had submitted to the court a resolution by Matios, based on which the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) removed from the Register over a hundred asset declarations filed by military prosecutors. The AntAc reported then that the court had attached partially retouched documents to case materials and refused to demand the full text of the resolution from the Military Prosecutor's Office.

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The measures provided for a ban on publishing information about investigators and prosecutors appointed by Matios in public registers, in particular, the register of asset declarations.

However, the text describing the specific requirements for the NAPC and other bodies turned out to be retouched. It is on the basis of this decision that the NAPC restricted access to more than a hundred e-declarations filed by military prosecutors. It is unknown how many declarations have actually been concealed.

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