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“I’m an individual in the practice of law and are not included in any bar Association, do not have assistants, explained Machacek. — The law on free assistance eliminates the involvement of multiple public defenders. Therefore, given the particular complexity of the criminal proceedings <…> I believe that better and more adequate protection of Yanukovych, I can’t take part in the further consideration of the case <…>”.
In this regard, he asked the jury to free themselves from the protection of Yanukovych, the prosecutors in this case have opposed such requests. In the end a request, however, was granted.