Today the Darnytsia Court of Kyiv has held a hearing on the lawsuit filed by the leader of the pro-Russian party Viktor Medvedchuk against the author of the book “The Case of Vasyl Stus” Vakhtang Kipiani. On Monday, October 19, the court will announce the decision in the case.
Traditionally, the action “Protect Stus! Put Medvedchuk under the tribunal!” was held under the court, which was joined by the Kyiv branch of the National Corps. During the action, a kind of “people’s tribunal over Medvedchuk” took place.
It will be recalled that the pro-Russian politician demands to ban the publication and distribution of Vakhtang Kipiani’s book “The Case of Vasyl Stus”. It tells the story of the 1980 trial, during which he was a lawyer for the repressed poet.
Medvedchuk is guided by the right to “protection of honor and professional reputation”, but in fact once again tries to distort the facts, in particular the course of the trial of Vasyl Stus, in which he was directly involved.